Saturday, June 27, 2015

How Many Things Can You Cram Into Five Hours In Rome?

 "You look exhausted." ~ Mike Cutler

No lie.  We left the apartment at 6:45 this morning to catch the 7:35 fast train to Rome. (Above)

 We then caught the "B" line subway (Above) to get to the Colosseum.

 Luckily, we had tickets to the Colosseum (Above...built between 72-80 AD) already, so we didn't have to wait in line. Because we were there somewhat early, there were only about 50,000 people there. Later in the day, there were be closer to 150,000.

 We walked by the Roman Forum. Too many of the 150,000 people already in line.

And we saw the Arch of Constantine (Above... built in 315).

 Trajan's Market (Above) was the first shopping center and master-planned community.  :-)

 Our favorite building is the Vittorio Emmanuele II Monument (Above) aka The Altar of the Fatherland...Memorial to Victor Emmanuel & WWI Soldiers

 This was the first time we made it to Campo d'Fiori (Above). The market was a mix of goods and foods.

 We found time for lunch (Above) so I could sit and not pass out.

 This was also our first time at Piazza Navonna (Above).

 From there we hit another first, the Pantheon (Above), where we visited Raphael's tomb.

And, we walked to the Trevi Fountain (being restored) before heading back to Termini Station (above) and our fast train back to Bologna.

So, the story of the day will have to wait.  I'm going to bed.

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