Thursday, December 30, 2010

Roma: Day 4

We woke up bright and early this morning, ready to tackle Ancient Rome. After a light breakfast with Giorgio, we headed out.

We again passed through Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere, one of my very favorite piazzas. Since we walk through it so much, I kept forgetting to take a photo until this morning.

We walked passed Largo Argentina, a spot with ruins dating back to the third century BC. Now, it is home to the many stray cats of Rome.


We walked passed the Vittorio Emanuele monument...


...to Trajan's Market.










Next stop: the Colosseum.




This is my fourth time inside the Colosseum, and I was as awestruck as I was the first time.












Next stop: the Roman Forum.








Temple of Antoninus and Faustina.


We left the Roman Forum and headed out for a late lunch and then a nap. After a brief snooze and regrouping, we headed to dinner and then, of course, gelato. After walking around Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere a bit more, we headed home.

Tomorrow, the plan is to return to St. Peter's, and then maybe we will do a bit of shopping before the new year. But for now, bed. Buona Notte!

4 comments:

In My Head said...

Beautiful picture of Leslie in the colosseum, and the one of Ric next to Pop is hilarious! Love the Blog (as always)

dapotato said...

love the one of josh's dad next to pop!

weezermonkey said...

I read "piazzas" as "pizzas."

xoxo,
One-track mind

Breanna said...

So beautiful and amazing! What an experience! You are one lucky lady! Miss you so!