I checked into my hostel and changed into shorts first thing. It's 30-something degrees and very sunny here in Rome, almost unbearably hot for being outdoors. I headed out again to go to the bank and electronics shop - neither my European bank card nor my camera are working, so all photos in today's post are courtesy of my smartphone (until I get everything working again).
Even though I ate on the plane, I love Italian food, so I stopped into a cafe for a proper Italian breakfast. A cornetto a la crema is like a croissant filled with lemon cream, and with a top-notch small cappucino and some fresh pulpy orange juice, it's only €3,50. From there I caught the metro north from Roma Termini station up to Piazza Espagna, where the Spanish Steps are. There's a fountain in front of the steps, and turns out you can drink from it, so I queued up to have a mouthful of fresh, clear Italian water.
|Drinking from it|
|The Pantheon exterior|
|One of the streets off Via del Corso|
|I see this everywhere and I love it - 'SPQR' is an acronym for the Latin 'Senatus populusque romani' - the senate and people of Rome.|