After a quick side trip to Assisi to see St. Francis’s Basilica and Hermitage we were bound for a favorite of Dan and mine – Rome. We arrived to a VERY hot August day and got right out into the heat to sample the Gelato and see a few sights. After a stop for “walking” potato pizza, we headed to Piazza Navona and the Pantheon and then to Giolitti, established in 1900 and considered one of the best Gelatorias in Rome, to sample the wares – 4 Culhanes, 10 flavors sampled! A bit more walking in the heat led to the discovery of the fabulous “drinking” fountain system in Rome which is both fun and handy! We took a quick break from the heat before we headed back out to dinner and a look at the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain.
Legend has it that if you throw a coin over your shoulder into Trevi Fountain you’ll return to Rome. Not wanting to take any chances, we took care of this important task on our first night.