We spent a few days in Rome with Charles’ brother Ian. We ate a ton of cheesy carbs and visited a number of iconic sights….
Here is the Pantheon, a Pagan template that was “updated” to a Catholic church in the early 600’s.
The Trevi fountain, built by Nicola Salvi and Giuseppe Pannini from 1732 to 1762, was gorgeous! This Baroque fountain lives at the end of an ancient Roman aqueduct, and depicts man taming water. Can you find the hippocampi???
We spent a great deal of time in the Vatican, a city-state run by the Pope. It has it’s own postal stamp and flag. Most of our time was spent in the Vatican museum, where we were blown away by the extent of art found within these palace walls. We also saw the Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo’s famous Creation of Adam.
Our last stop in Vatican City was St. Peter’s Basilica. It’s impossible to capture the size of this thing with pictures, you should really see it for yourself!
We re-charge before the next event…
Our final tourist stop was the epicenter of ancient Rome: the Colosseum and Forum. The Colosseum was closed due to technical difficulties (?!) so we only saw the outside of this blood bath arena.
Good bye for now!!!!