Today, we had an afternoon break after exploring the Church of San Clemente. Nataly, Hope, Anthony, Andy, Rebecca, Heather, Marian, Marie, Erica, Giselle, and I decided to take the Metro to the Spanish Steps, climbing a steep slope from the Piazza di Spagna to the Trinità dei Monti church. The 125 steps were built around 1723.
The area was extremely crowded, and many people were sitting and having lunch on the steps. Men came up to us to try to sell us “selfie sticks” and roses. The shops around the steps included many designer brands, such as Louis Vuitton, Sephora, Gucci, and Prada. At the top of the steps, many talented artists were selling their work, which depicted many of the popular tourist sites in Rome. Many of us bought art to take home. On the way back, we stopped to get gelato for our first time in Rome! – Jessie Bever