BC: The End
FC: May 2008 | Tour of Italy
1: In Italy, everything moves a little slower than in America. All of the people were nice and friendly. We began in Rome.
2: The Spanish Steps
4: Trevi Fountain
5: Always crowded
6: The ancient Roman Forum
9: History everywhere, still impressive
10: Remains at Tiberius' home | Temple of Saturn
11: Commemorating his taking of Jerusalem | Arch of Titus, son of Vespasian
12: The Colosseum
13: Site of many Christian martyrs
14: The holes were due to the mining of brass, used for fittings in its construction by Romans after the colosseum closed.
15: Interior, under deck
16: a great tour guide...
17: One of the few of me in existence
18: Entrance 52, each entry numbered just like today's stadiums
19: the Pantheon in Rome
20: Vibrant street scenes everywhere
22: We took the trains nearly everywhere. They ranged from very nice, first class comfort and speed to older commuter trains. All felt safe and have a great reputation for being on-time.
23: Ah, Sorrento. This was spectacular.
26: Our hotel in Sorrento | gazing at the Isle of Capri
27: Coastline views were awesome | This is one of the places we would like to visit again
28: Night and Day
30: Amalfi Coast
31: Amalfi Coast Harbor
32: The Italian Riviera
36: weddings everywhere
37: Lido Island
38: St. Peters Square from inside the Vatican
40: from inside the Vatican
42: The Vatican interior. Never saw so many great marble statues. So common, but you never tire of wondering what happened to that art form.
43: Sometimes felt a little strange
44: another view from the Vatican
45: Looking back from down the street
46: This was built as the Circus Maximus for the Emperor Caligula. This was one of the great fountains and sculptures created by Domenico Bernini. It is an enchanting place to visit, watch, listen and absorb. Best at dusk and evening.
49: Our last evening in Rome