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S: ROME and FLORENCE

BC: Made by Dana

FC: Our Honeymoon 2011 ITALY Rome and Florence

1: Just around the corner from our hotel in Rome. | ROME

2: We were always walking around finding neat things to take photos of. | Even a movie that was being filmed.

3: Piazza Navona | This plaza was bursting with energy day and night, a nightly place for us to watch the street performers and artists

4: The Pantheon

7: Trevi Fountain

8: Vatican at Night The view while walking back to our hotel every night

9: Monument of Vittorio Emanuele II and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

23: Palatine Hill

24: Our hotel Elevator | Water fountains | A custom in Europe to add a lock to symbolize your everlasting love

26: The pope makes his announcement to the public and blessing every Wednesday Morning. We were fortunate enough to be here to see him

28: The Vatican Museum Stairs

29: Inside the Vatican Museum and Papal Apartments

34: Time for some FUN!

35: There was beautiful artwork everywhere; the walls, ceilings and even the marble floors

36: The Sistine Chapel | Michelangelo painted 12 000 sq Ft. between 1508 and 1512

38: Castel Sant'Angelo

40: Basilica San Pietro

41: Saint Peter's Basilica

42: Bronze Statue of Saint Peter His feet are completely worn down because of the thousands of visitors daily who traditionally touch his feet.

43: The beautiful and huge alter A small example of the ornate marble floors

44: St. Peters Basilica has the largest interior of all the Christian Churches in the World

45: St. Peters Basilica was completed in 1626

47: Vatican is a City State, with its own regulations, police, post office. It became a sovereign state in 1929 and spans 110 Acres. It is surrounded by a large wall.

48: We took the 320 Stairs to the top of the Vatican Cupola. The stairs were very narrow and steep

49: The view from the top. We could see all the way to the Colosseum

53: The Spanish Steps

54: Capitoline Hill

55: bronze sculpture of a she-wolf suckling twin infants, inspired by the legend of the founding of Rome. According to the legend, when Numitor, grandfather of the twins Romulus and Remus, was overthrown by his brother Amulius, the usurper ordered the twins to be cast into the Tiber River. They were rescued by a she-wolf who cared for them until a herdsman, Faustulus, found and raised them.

58: The Baths of Caracalla

59: Built in Rome between AD 212 and 216, during the reign of the Emperor Caracalla

60: The bath complex covered approximately 33Acres. The bath building could hold an estimated 1,600 bathers

62: Goodbye Rome | FLORENCE

63: FLORENCE | Galilio's Sun Dial

67: The Duomo At night. Made of Pink and Green marble

69: Ponte Vecchio

70: The Basilica of San Croce

71: Tombs in the floor and walls

72: It is the burial place of some of the most illustrious Italians, such as Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, Foscolo, Gentile and Rossini

76: Piazzale Michelangelo famous square with a magnificent panoramic view of Florence,

79: Goodbye Florence

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