Day 3, Firenze! I had better get some comments…keep reading

OK, this story is long and I have one thing to say—those who read this had better leave a comment! You will understand why later.

Last night was fun. We left our hotel and took a few nighttime photos of St. Peter’s Basilica. We then went to the Spanish Steps. I had told Barry that it was really nothing special—steps. The importance of this site is lost on me. Even reading the significance still did not result in any interest. Apparently, there were some steps made from some church to somewhere. What I find interesting is the street leading to the Steps. It appears to be the Rodeo Drive of Rome, chock full of high-end stores—Ferragamo, Gucci, Lagerfeld, Valentino, Versace. Think $1400 men’s shoes.DSC04998

I was anxious to show Barry Trevi Fountain, which is actually a short walk. Upon arrival, we found the fountain was under renovation, surrounded by chain link fence and emptied of all water. Barry cackled gleefully, remarking that it was just his luck that he would miss out on viewing this beautiful fountain.

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