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Palitino Water Fountain
On the hill next to the Coliseum is the ritzy part of ancient Rome, where the upper class lived. Admission to this area came with our tour, so (over the objections of the kids - "More stairs?!?") we climbed to see what was left.
This fountain was left, although the moss has taken over a bit in the last 1500 years or so. We also saw the remains of many of the buildings, and the kids were able to pick an orange from one of the many orange trees which abound in the area. (When I asked for orange juice Sunday morning, I was surprised when they sliced open an orange and juiced it. No concentrate in Rome!)