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S: Mediterranean Vacation June 22nd - July 6th 2009

FC: Ali & Scott | Mediterranean | Vacation | 2009

1: charlie | bren | paige | sean | arden | tris | ali | scott | matt | The Roman Forum

2: Traveling

3: Eating in Italy

4: Hotel | Porta | Maggiore | hotel mix-up + midnight construction crews + no a/c = glad to finally get on the ship! | Rome, Italy

5: Before boarding our Mediterranean Cruise, we spent 3 days exploring the ancient wonders of Rome: The Colosseum, The Spanish Steps, The Trevi Fountain and more...

6: I'm pretty sure that in 3 days we walked through the entire city of Rome...

7: Palantine Hill | starting here | The Palatine Hill was home to the original Romans & is also where the she-wolf found Romulus & Remus. Rome derives its name from Romulus

8: Temple of Antoninus & Faustina | Temple of Saturn

9: The Colosseum

10: The Dioscuri Castor and Pollux are the twin sons of Zeus & Leda and are considered the patrons of poetry, dance & music. Their statues are located in the Piazza del Campidoglio.

11: The Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II was built to honour Victor Emmanuel, the 1st king of a unified Italy. It is made of pure white marble and is referred to as 'the wedding cake or typewriter building' by tourists. | The Catacombs of St. Domitilla are ancient burial grounds located underneath the city. It is said that early Christians used these underground sites to perform secret Masses & other rituals..

12: The Vatican Vatican City, Italy

13: The Vatican courtyard | Marcus | Aurelius

15: Artwork | & | Sculpture

16: Cappella Sistina

17: T | The Last Judgement

18: Michelangelo's 'La Pieta' | La Pieta now sits behind bullet-proof glass after a crazed man attacked the statue with a hammer...

19: St. Peter's Basilica

20: St. Peter's Square & Castel Sant'Angelo

21: "When in Rome..." -Matt | disco disco

22: The Spanish Steps | Trinita dei Monti

23: Piazza di Spagna | Fontana della Barcaccia | (Foutain of the Old Boat) | Bernini's

24: Legend says: Toss a coin, over your shoulder, into the fountain to ensure a return trip to Rome. | The Trevi Fountain

26: Pantheon | The | The Pantheon was commissioned by Marcus Agrippa as a temple to all the gods of Ancient Rome. It was rebuilt by Emperor Hadrian in about 126 CE.

27: Romina - our Tour Guide | Since the Renaissance the Pantheon has been used a mausoleum. The tomb of Raphael Santi, architect & painter, is located there.

28: Fountain of the Four Rivers

29: Piazza Navona | Fontana del Nettuno

30: All Aboard! | Plaza Deck Room # 3172

31: Casino | Gym & Spa | Main Lobby | Basketball | Court

32: Our | Dining | Room

33: C l u b | Quasar | Blood & Sand scotch whiskey cherry brandy sweet vermouth orange juice | Jesus

34: Taormina, Italy | Teatro Greco 'Greek Theatre'

35: Church of San Giuseppe

36: Taormina is a small town on the island of Sicily

37: "Vos et ipsam civitatem benedicimus" | (We bless you & your city) | Statue of the Virgin Mary | When we stopped for lunch, Brendan ordered Campari Soda which ended up being alcohol, so Scott chugged it for 5 euro (which he was swindled out of by a street vendor) and I ordered a slice of Sicilian to which Tris replied: "We're in Sicily, its all Sicilian."

38: The Parthenon | The Parthenon temple was built to honor the Greek Goddess Athena | Acropolis of Athens

39: The Erechtheum Temple | The Kore Porch

40: The Panathinaiko Stadium hosted the 1st modern Olympic Games in 1896.

41: Athens, Greece | The Monastiraki | Our 1st Gyros were amazing! Gyro = Lamb or Pork + Lettuce + Tomatoes + Fries + Tzatziki sauce and wrapped in Pita Bread

42: The Greek Isle of Mykonos

43: The Kato Myloi (Lower Windmills) were built during the 16th century by the Venetians

44: 'Meryam Ana Evi' (House of the Virgin Mary) | Mt. Koressos, Turkey | hung over

45: For less than $1 a day, you could make a difference in this child's life... | Baptismal Pool used by St. John and Mary to convert followers

46: Ephesus

47: The Celsus Library was built in 117 A.D. as a monumental tomb for Gaius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus

48: Turkish Marketplace | Attila the Scott | Apple Tea

49: Turkey | Sean was not a fan of 'Turkish Macaroni' aka spaghetti | We stopped to eat at a local Turkish restaurant before reboarding the ship. Tris, Matt & I ordered the Iskender Doner Kebab and it was so good. Scott had a chicken, pea & cheese dish which he complained was just chicken stuffed w/ peas... no cheese

50: The Greek Isle of Rhodes

51: Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights

52: The Courtyard

53: Arden | Matt | Sean | Paige | Bren

54: The Nea Kameni Volcano | safety | rope | I did not sign up for this

55: Santorini | The Palia Kameni Volcano | Hot Springs

56: The Greek Isle of Santorini | Santorini, as known as Thera, is an island formed from the remnants of a volcanic caldera located in the southern Aegean Sea

57: Cable car or Donkey? Cable Car.

58: there is negative water in this pool

59: Pompeii | The eruption of Mt. Vesuvius destroyed & buried the city of Pompeii in 79 AD.

60: Cast of an air pocket created when this person was covered in lava from the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius

61: Mt. Vesuvius

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