Friday, March 02, 2018

Rome is Hard Work

1. Nephew Ian had to overcome jet lag.  We went to the Vatican Museum + St. Peter's on his second full day because it was an indoor activity; though it was John that first wore out.
2. Snow had stopped.  However, the air was pretty frigid and there were still patches of snow and ice on the walkways.  It took much concentration to stay warm.
3.Roman sites require lots of information processing.  Now that we have been to the colonies far and wide, Rome is ever more relevant.

The one reprieve is that we didn't have to struggle with hordes of other tourists.  By the looks of things, there are already plenty.  I hate to even imagine what summer would be like.

Our first full day in Rome. There was snow on the ground and it was cold. Here's the Roman Forum.
Rome, Italy

Ian and I in Piazza Navona. I am literally "freezing my ass off."
Rome, Italy

Even the locals were taking pics of frozen fountains.
Rome, Italy

View of the Roman Forum from Capitoline Hill.
Rome, Italy

Church of Santa Maria in Trastevere.
Santa Maria - Rome, Italy

Santa Maria - Rome, Italy

Synagogue.
Rome, Italy

Tiber River.
Rome, Italy

Piazza Navona.
Rome, Italy

Pantheon.
Rome, Italy

Trevi Fountain photo action.
Rome, Italy

Day Two: Still very cold but we spend most of the day in the Vatican Museum and St. Peter's.
Rome, Italy

Vatican Museum - Rome, Italy

Vatican Museum - Rome, Italy

St. Peter's Square.
Rome, Italy

Vatican - Rome, Italy

Inside St Peter's Basilica.
Vatican - Rome, Italy

Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II
Rome, Italy

Day Three: Warmer but still pretty darn cold. We visit the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, and the Colosseo; plus several of Rome's major churches. First, the Roman Forum.
Rome, Italy

Rome, Italy

Looking through the Roman Forum towards the Arch Of Titus and the Colosseo.
Rome, Italy

And looking the other way towards Capitoline Hill.
Rome, Italy

Rome, Italy

The Stadium on Palatine Hill.
Rome, Italy

The Colosseo.
Rome, Italy

Rome, Italy

Rome, Italy

The doors of the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran.
Rome, Italy

The interior of the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore.
Rome, Italy







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