May 25th, 2009
Leaving the Piazza de la Rotunda behind, we snaked our way to Piazza Navona.
There is no better place to end a day than this Baroque piece of architectural wonder. Piazza Navona was built using the lines of a Domitian stadium giving it its beautiful oval shape. In the center, is an Egyptian Obelisk supported by a fountain built by Bernini. He designed the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi as an ode to the four great rivers of the world – the Ganges, the Danube, the Nile and the Plate – each represented by a giant. Hordes of artisans showcase their art in the center.
Rhea, fresh from her nap in the Pantheon, ran off to chase pigeons. A proverb in Italy says you don’t get old at a table. We rested our tired feet at “Tre Sincile” that has been around since 1815.
As the sun bathed Borromini’s facade of Sant’Agnese in its golden light, we ordered our selves half a bottle of a Montepulchiano Abruzzo to go with onion Zuppa and Pasta.
Then we called it a day.
(Read on: Tomorrow, we are visiting the Vatican Museum)