The Imperial Rome (item no. CV02) shore tour package from Liberty of the Seas costs S$251.50 per person. Heart pain! Well, Europe is expensive till our currency catches up. When I was here more than 13 years ago, the exchange rate was €1.00 = S$2.70. This trip, it's €1.00 = S$1.80. Almost a dollar difference but prices for things have gone up too.
Other than taking us to various tourist attractions and providing us with mobile headsets to listen in as the guide explains the antiquities, lunch was included as well at a charming restaurant called La Gattabuia.
Charged with potato power, our next destination was Trevi Fountain, another must-see while in Rome. The word 'trevi' is derived from the Latin word 'Trivium' which meant the junction of three streets. The fountain is situated at the meeting point of Via De' Crocicchi, Via Poli and Via Delle Muratte.
When there, don't forget to toss a coin into the fountain, not for good luck, but for romance. Read on to find out more!
|Corner of a building with an intricate relief of angels that served as our spot to gather after self-exploration of the fountain. We were given about 30 minutes here. Imagine when the lamp lights up at night. I think it will be so beautiful.|
|Beware of pickpockets as the place is packed. Our tour guide emphasized this many times so that crime must be prevalent.|
|Ocean is flanked by the goddesses of Abundance (pictured here) and Health while the code of arms atop a building opposite Trevi Fountain drew my interest.|
One more thing. You can also drink water from the original source at pipes located on the steps but not from the fountain as it uses recycled water.
Enjoy this majestic fountain and have a splash of good times!