So, we've returned from Italy and what a trip it was!
After we left the Inn at the Spanish Steps our internet access was spotty, so we're going to have to do recapping after the fact.
Here was the view from our hotel window... later in the week the Spanish Steps were covered with blooming flowers!
Bulgari was right across the street!
Here was our local nut man! ;)
On our first day, we wandered around the eternal city, starting out with a trip over to the Vatican (in preparation, of course, for viewing Angeli e Demoni, out in theaters 13 Maggio!) I have to say, St. Peter's is so large that in person it looks like a two dimensional movie set. I think Ron Howard has something to do with that.
Later on, we walked around in the tridente area and had a lovely lunch (with some really tasty bruschetta misto)....
After our wandering, it was time to check in to the hotel proper. Once we were cleaned up and ready to roll around town we hit up the Antica Cafe Grecco for a caffeine and chocolate ice cream infusion...
and then walked over to the Trevi Fountain.