|Neighborhood bench seating in Piazza Tuscolo, in the quartiere of San Giovanni|
|Fountain seating, Piazza Santa Maria Maggiore|
Fortunately for the exhausted tourist--and the city's residents--Rome has plenty of places to sit down: benches in parks and piazzas, the stairs of any of Rome's thousand or so churches, the edges of the city's many fountains, and the Spanish Steps (a large group seating experience) just for starters.
But there are some places where you can't sit down--or wouldn't want to--likely because someone doesn't want you to. Here are a few examples.
|The sharp points on this door may be|
decorative in purpose--or maybe not.
|The Lungotevere. The stairs ahead are an option, but not the window sill.|
|Store on the periphery|