Quite a late start today! Caught the tram into Piazza Venezia and went to the top of the Vittorio Emmanuel monument for great views. We walked down via del Corso doing some window shopping. Visited the Trevi Fountain, St Ignacious (the church with the fake cupola), the Pantheon, Piazza Navona. We had a nice lunch (the 10 euro special of bruschetta, gnocchi and a drink) and then caught the bus down to the river. Walked past the Castello di Angelo an up to the Vatican. Went inside and looked around, even saw a service start.
Wandered down to the metro with more shopping and caught the it to the Spanish steps. Walked up them and into the Villa Borghese gardens. Then headed down to the Piazza del Poppolo and then walked all the way back down via del Corso (with some more shopping).
We decided to catch the tram part of the way back and find somewhere for dinner but there was not a lot open. Eventually found the New Station restaurant where I had the best pasta dish yet; gnocchi with pumpkin, delicious. Our dining companions all had their dogs with them, with one couple feeding the dog from