Day 15 – Pantheon, Trevi Fountain
We found ourselves with a free day in Rome, as we decided to book a day trip to Pompei for the following day. Strolling to the Pantheon, we marveled at the oldest building in Rome that has been continuously in use since its opening. It was built to honor the Gods.
The opening in the top is about 30 feet across, so you can look straight up to the heavens. The floor is slightly slanted so when it rains, the water drains to the sides. The outer design of the Pantheon inspired some of our Government buildings in the U.S.
A few hours of rest at the hotel did much to improve our spirits. Once again, we found ourselves at Trevi Fountain, such a perfect spot to sit and people watch. We spent the evening relaxing and packing for home, since Friday’s day trip would consume every waking hour.