Been there, done that. Why do we keep going back?
It might have something to do with the beauty of the sculptures. Or that being near water somehow makes a hot Rome day seem a little cooler.
Whatever the reason, whether it is your first trip to Rome or your 101st, Trevi seems to be a magnet.
There might be fewer people gathered there in the middle of the night, but I doubt it.
I will admit I gave in to click-bait yesterday, looked at one of those links that listed “20 over-rated tourist attractions” or something like that. Trevi was on the list.
I get that. Also on the list was the Mona Lisa (it is small and crowded, I agree), the Statue of Liberty, the pyramids of Egypt, the Colosseum and a number of other popular sights, many of which I have visited.
Looking at the list, it seemed to me that whomever compiled it seemed upset not at the sites themselves, but at their popularity. Crowds aren’t fun, I know that
While I agree the Manneken Pis in Brussels is vastly over-rated, I understand why people visit it. (and it is free after all). I have fond memories of the Tower of London, though admittedly it may not be as enjoyable to visit as it was the last time I was there, 38 years ago. I certainly don’t regret visiting the Empire State Building (also on the list) and intend to tour the Colosseum again on my next trip to Rome. I may never visit the pyramids or Stonehenge, but there is no denying their appeal.
So today some pictures taken earlier this month as I walked by the Trevi Fountain in Rome. I will admit I didn’t spend much time admiring it; it was a long day and I was thinking about dinner at that point. Plus, it is only a year since the last time I saw it.
I also didn’t find it as overcrowded as some say it is, but maybe I have lower standards. I just know I have never had difficulty getting a good few, or a place to sit if I wanted one.
On my next trip to Rome I may skip a visit to Trevi. Or I may go and stay longer. It is very beautiful at night, and it has been a while since I have seen it in the dark.
(As I was preparing to post this I wanted to link it to my posts about earlier visits to Trevi Fountain. Much to my surprise, I never did post any pictures, and apparently didn’t write about it either. So much for the “Return” in the title. I will therefore post some of those in the near future – including some nighttime shots, if I can find where my 2009 photos are stored on my hard drive.)