Never turn down free food is a good motto to have when traveling on a budget. All the hotels I have booked provide breakfast for free and my hotel had a decent buffet. Fresh fruit, vegetables and even some standard "American" options like scrambled eggs, bacon, and sausages which looked more like mini vienna sausages. Don't forget your espresso or cappuccino. I loved my espresso. I don't think I want to go back to caffe americano after this trip. I'll be the snooty American asking if they serve espresso wherever I dine Stateside from now on.
On the stroll back down the hill, I had the opportunity to purchase a 6" wooden elephant for only 25 Euros. That's about $29 at the current exchange rate. No, I did not buy it nor did I purchase water, a selfie stick, or a paper umbrella.
Street performers, as in any major city, line the main tourist routes. I'm willing to pay 1/2 Euro or whatever small denomination I have at the time to most street artists so I can take a photo. Mostly, I can't imagine being completely covered up in this sweltering heat. That's worth a few cents to pay for their medical bills. I dropped some change in the tin and "she" said thank you. I don't know why I assumed it was a man in the costume. I'm guilty of street performer profiling.