We flew from Boston to Munich and then onto Rome. We got into Rome in the early afternoon and at 4:30 we met Lino and signed up for some optional excursions. Then at around 6:00 that night we went on our "Rome By Night" dinner. We went to a nice restaurant and had a 4 or 5 course meal. We even had some entertainment, some opera singers. We then went to the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. There were so many people at the Trevi Fountain. I was lucky enough to get close to it to throw in a coin. When throwing coins into the Trevi Fountain there are meanings to how many you throw in at a time: if you throw in 1 it means that you want to return to Rome someday, if you throw 2 coins in it means you want to fall in love in Rome. The Spanish Steps are amazing. If you have seen the movie "Roman Holiday" they have changed since the 50's. It is so much more evolved. Some non-italian guy gave me and my sister roses and then wanted money for them of course. They can be very pushy. After the Spanish Steps we went back to the Trevi Fountain and a half hour later we left for the Hotel Pineta Palace. It was definatly no palace...the toilet was under the sink. It was definitly an amazing first day in Italia.