When in Rome: Colosseum, Fontana di Trevi, and Cappuccino!

Colosseum doesn’t look so colossal in this picture 🙂
This is the first time for me to be in Europe following a packaged tour. It gives you plenty of place to see within short period of time, but with much less time to enjoy the moment. 

I’m actually more of a slow traveller, loves to set my own itinerary and savours the moment while in it. But anyway, here I am, in view of practicality and adjusting to my mother-in-law’s preference to visit many places, we join the tour.

Hence, after a visit to Vatican, we continued our trip to another Rome’s landmarks: Colosseum and Fontana di Trevi. Mainstream tourist destination, obviously, but as I haven’t been to Italy, I welcomed the idea.

Me, Elok and Mom in Colosseum

We didn’t go inside the Colosseum, just took picture in the surrounding area. Nothing special, but looking at its age and history, Colosseum is such an awesome structure and it is huge. I’m sure this is where “colossal” term was originally coming from. And I’m also sure that its design inspired  current giant sports stadium in the world nowadays.

Colosseum, the origin of sports stadium

Have done with the Colosseum, the group moved quickly to area of Trevi, where the famous fountain, called as “Fontana di Trevi”. Standing 26.3 metres (86 ft) high and 49.15 metres (161.3 ft) wide,[1] it is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world (Wikipedia)

Fontana di Trevi, drawing thousands of tourist every day

Souvenirs seller in front of the fountain

Surrounding the fountain, we can find many shops selling pizza, gelato, souvenirs and also the famous Italian coffee shops.
Hmm.. Coffee shops. 

That’s where I belong.  Remember when I said I’m a slow traveller? So while the rest of the groups were busy taking selfies and throwing fortune coins to the fountain, I chose to sit in one of nearby cafe, order a perfectly made cup of cappuccino. My highlight of the day 🙂

A perfectly made cappuccino from Italy, where it was born

Mom is busy taking pictures
Our group of mainstream tourists 🙂
Souvenirs store near Fontana di Trevi
Couple in red. Mind those plastic bags 🙂

Look what I found: Red Vespa in Rome’s city alley

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