As promised in a previous post, I wanted to share with you some pictures from my trip with my daughter to Rome in February. She’s in university and had decided to go visit her friend during Reading Week. Things changed so I decided to go with her. If you’ve never been there, it’s an amazing city!! The history is unbelievable, and the monuments and artifacts are stunning!!!
Let’s begin the tour!
The Coliseum.. breathtaking!
We did the inside tour..
Yes, that’s me, I wanted proof that I was actually there.. lol
A great night shot
We also toured the Roman Forum which is across the street from the Coliseum
Love the fountain at the base of the steps..
View from the top of the steps..,. the street right in the middle is the most expensive shopping area.. Prada anyone??
We went out to Ostia one day, which is the Harbour City of Ancient Rome, on the Tyrrhenian Sea
Close-up of the sand.. yes, it’s black!
Villa D’Este, an estate in the mountain town of Tivoli, the grounds are amazing, with hundreds of fountains, evergreens etc; being February there wasn’t a lot in bloom
View from the Villa
Huge wall of fountains
Fabulous fountain, I love this shot with the sun shining and the water splashing down!
All the handrails had some kind of fountain carved into them, love this idea!
There were fountains in almost every available niche on the property, love this one!
The Pantheon, almost 1900 years old!
Domed ceiling inside
Now some randoms…
Moving day! I saw this in Paris a couple of years ago, what an ingenious idea! Since most of these old buildings don’t have elevators, this is the most efficient way to move.
Vespa!! This city is filled with these as well as motorcycles and tiny cars “Bici & Baci” means “Bikes & Kisses” in Italian
“Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi” in Piazza Navona
The Vatican (St. Peter’s Basilica is in the middle), took a ton of pics here and in the Museum.. we were in the Sistine Chapel but no pics are allowed so you’ll have to take my word for it!
I took hundreds of pics, hope you enjoyed this little snapshot of one of the most amazing cities in the world, thanks for joining me!! Maybe I should have a travel blog.. lol