ROME 2013

 

Rome was amazing. The 2000+ year old city did not disappoint. We saw many of the highlights.


View from the top of the Marriott Grand Hotel Flora

Pizza from marco Polo Pizzeria

Roman statue recreation. They were painted to look as real as possible

Courtyard at vatican Museum

Courtyard at vatican museum

Holy Door of St. Peters last opened in 2000.

interior of St. Peters

Grate cover to crypt

Swiss guards

Meat shop

Meat shop front

Interior of meat shop

Cheese shop owner and tour guide

Poalo, the cheese shop owner and a block of Parma

making our own pizzas

Hand made pizza

My own hand made pizza

4 rivers fountain in Piazza Navona

Flower basket

Ceiling of St. Ignatius

Wide panorama from on top of the Marriott Grand Hotel Flora

Public water fountain

Sandwich shop

Church entrance

Small electric bus

Piazza Campo de'Fiori

Ostia Antica graveyard

Ostia Antica tour

Ostia Anitca headstone

Bath House floor

Square

Ampitheater

Temple

Business sign in tile for shipping company

Business sign

View of ampitheater

Street sign

Pagan temple

Bakery grain grinder

Poles go into the holes and slaves or animal circled to grind grain

Olive oil containers

High priced apartment with murals

Pub with sign showing food, drink and music

Businesses

Back patio of pub

Bottom of apartment building these were 5 stories tall

Detail

Hollow pipes used to move steam into a bath house

Detail

Detail

Gelato

Spanish steps sp named because they were near the Spanish embassy

Obolisk

Mc Donalds

Church courtyard

Shoebox church

Pantheon

Roman Forum

Forum street

Forum detail

Detail

Detail

Detail

Palantine hill

Colusseum

Arch of Constantine

Interior of Colusseum

Detail

Imperial palace

Emperor's Palace Circus

Detail

Foot of large statue

Fleur de Lis on Palantine hill

View of Colusseum

Circus Maximus with Emperor's palace on Palatine hill

Palatine hill

St. Peters square

Street vendor

City wall

Ceiling detail

Ceiling

Grand Porphory bathtub of Nero