Rome in the Rain April 13, 2012

Hello there! Greetings from Rome!

We just ended our second day of touring Rome, Italy. Actually, yesterday’s tour did not start until three in the afternoon, since our plane landed in the morning. But I’ve gotten so much information in the last 24 hours, that my head is spinning!

Dorothy, my roommate and I, have the supreme luxury of having Maria, as our tour guide, all to ourselves. Thank goodness! Instead of waiting in lines around the block, Maria and her special powers, got us to the front of the line!

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The Parthenon, which was originally a tribute to the Pagan gods, was converted to a Christian site. There’s a center in the domed ceiling, that’s been open to the elements for centuries.

Today, we started at the Roman Coliseum…

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…and ended at the amazing Vatican!

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Look at all the people!

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Roman bath, anyone?

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A “mile stone’ from the Appian Way!

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The Sistine Chapel, all the way to St. Peter’s.

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Trust me, this is the super-short version! One thing I know for sure is that Roman technology and power 2,000 years ago, was pretty impressive!

I’ve got dry shoes and socks on and worry that my second (dry) pair of shoes will get soaked, when we head out for dinner! Wish us luck! Goodness knows we had better not miss a meal!

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5 Comments

  1. Bette @ Ideezine on April 13, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Barbara,

    How fantastic! Being an art history major in college we studied all of these great places not nothing comes closer than being there. It’s on my bucket list for sure! Have a great time!

  2. Shirley@housepitalitydesigns on April 14, 2012 at 4:51 am

    Thank you so much for sending these magnificent photos of your journey through Italy…I am hoping to make it there next year, so I am hanging on every moment of your journey!!…Have a wonderful time…I a definitely taking notes!!

  3. kim on April 14, 2012 at 6:38 am

    Bringing back memories. Sorry you have rain. Hoping for sunshine.

  4. Karena on April 14, 2012 at 8:10 am

    Barbara you are bring back so many special memories of Rome. My late husband and I visited right after they had cleaned and restored Michelangelo’s ceiling at The Sistine Chapel!
    Enjoy!

    I am having a $100 Gift Card Giveaway from Soft Surroundings If you would like to enter.

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karen

  5. Barbara@HausDesign on April 14, 2012 at 11:47 am

    I absolutely love Rome so this brougth back wonderful memories! I hope the trip goes just as well as this first day. 🙂

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