Saturday, September 15, 2012

Rome, Italy

All roads lead to Rome!!!!

After our daily dose of pizza we met up with Lori and Jon for a couple days in Rome.
 We met at Vatican City for an amazing and enlightening tour. The sovereign territory of the Vatican or Holy See is situated in a walled enclave inside the city of Rome.
We also visited the Coliseum of Rome. The Roman Coliseum, originally known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, was commissioned in AD 72 by Emperor Vespasian. It was completed by his son, Titus, in 80, with later improvements by Domitian. It was once the largest amphitheatre of Ancient Rome where gladiators, criminals and lions alike fought for their lives.
 All roads literally lead to the ancient ruins of Palatine Hill.
Rome first became a city on the Palatine Hill on 753
B.C. It later became a place where palaces were built by the emperors and rich.

The Pantheon(the temple of all the gods) was built by Emperor Hadrian in 118 - 125 AD
A little espresso break!
Later that night we headed towards the Fontana di Trevi or Trevi Fountain. It  is the most famous and beautiful fountain in all of Rome. The fountain dominates the small Trevi square located in the Quirinale district.
We LOVED Rome!!

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