ROME, Italy – After an amazing first day in Rome, Italy, it was hard to imagine it couldn’t get any better but the Blue Devils were treated to another incredible tour of the beautiful city of Rome.
After breakfast in the hotel, Duke boarded a bus and went to see the Trevi Fountain, which is an amazing example of Baroque art with its soft, natural lines and fantasy creatures, who embodies movement as the soul of the world. The fountain is a true wonder, a jewel of water and stone that is located in the center of the city.
The Blue Devils walked along the streets and saw many different ancient monuments before arriving at the Pantheon. The Pantheon is a striking 2000-year-old church that is considered to be the best preserved of Rome’s ancient monuments.
Duke closed the touring for the day at Piazza Navona. Rome’s central showcase square, Piazza Navona, features ornate fountains flanked by colorful baroque palazzi and entertaining street artists. The squad then grabbed a meal around the area before heading back to the hotel.
Some of the staff went off and toured the Piazza di Spagna, which is an imposing 135-step staircase that was inaugurated by Pope Benedict XIII during the 1725 Jubilee
With its first game being tonight, the Blue Devils went over a scouting report and watched film in the afternoon before getting some rest.
Duke will take on Netherlands National Team at 1:30 p.m. (ET) tonight in its first of three contests while on the tour of Italy. Fans will be able to follow the game via Twitter (@DukeWBB).