This was our big self-guided walking tour of the city. We started at St. Peter's Square again, walked down Via della Conciliazione toward Castel Sant'Angelo. We were up and out early in the morning, so there were virtually no people around yet.
|Walking along the Tiber.|
|Mama and I were thoroughly amused by the teeny little gas stations.|
|I was appointed Navigator.|
Our first stop was Piazza del Popolo. It lies just within the northern gate of the Aurelian Walls. The piazza used to be the spot for public executions. Ew. Thankfully, now it's just home to pretty fountains and the second oldest obelisk in Rome.
|Porta del Popolo|
|Fountain of Neptune|
|Lion fountains at the base of the obelisk.|
From there we went south on Via del Corso. And that's where I'll pick up again next time.