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This is Bernini's fountain in the Piazza Navona in Rome. No qualms about showing off their manly bits here. We spent a few days wandering around Rome some years ago, on our way to London. We were amazed and confused and delighted by it all.
We had a guidebook - well, actually pages of a guidebook that I had photocopied - which seemed to give the most irksome and ludicrous directions and instructions about seeing Rome. For instance, we caught a bus to a church with a crypt to see the bodies, only to find that it was via the longest, most laborious, most labyrinthine route you can imagine. There was in fact a main road with heaps of buses going back into town so we just hopped on one of those and got back way faster than the trip out.
Every trip we took, every place we went ended with us walking for hours and/or taking lengthy bus and train trips. I think it was Fodor's Guide, heaven help us. I will never know if some crazy student/traveller was doing their research from the comfort of their own home or making it all up. Anyway, we got to see lots of Rome that we probably wouldn't have otherwise.
Join up, join up global bloggers/travellers with Fiona from Tiffin Bite Sized Food Adventures, and show us your stuff. This month we are getting stuck into the letter R.