One problem I experienced while trip planning was trying to figure out the scale of Rome. How walkable was it? From Hotel Smeraldo, near Camp de’ Fiori, the Pantheon was really close by. Just continuing down the path, we then came across Trevi Fountain. Further down, we reached the Spanish Steps.
From the hotel, if we headed in a different direction, we could easily reach the Colosseum. However, walkable means different things to different people. Per Fitbit, I was logging 20,000-30,000 steps a day in Rome.
Anyways, on to the Trevi Fountain.
Nikon D800, Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED, ISO 100, 31mm, f/6.3, 1/160s
In the winter, the Trevi Fountain was not as crowded as I had anticipated. Access to the fountain was not completely blocked off by other tourists. Still, I had to selectively frame the shot to avoid the other people enjoying the view.
Nikon D800, Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED, ISO 100, 24mm, f/11, 10.0s
Of course, I returned during an early morning expedition. I saw one small group of tourists just off to the side.
Nikon D800, Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED, ISO 100, 26mm, f/18, 13.0s
Other than that, we had the entire fountain to ourselves. The fountain was nicely lit, so don’t be shy about stopping by during off hours.
I cropped the second photo (above) so that you can see some of the details of the fountain.