Thursday, June 19, 2008
The Eternal City
Rome is about 1 1/2 hours from the port city of Civitavecchia which has a rich history of its own. We have been impressed with each of our guides, who are always local and passionate about their heritage. It makes us appreciate even more the wonder we are seeing.
One day of course, was not enough but we had a driving tour first of several ancient places such as the Colosseum, Circus Maximus, the Appian Way, Forum, and many, many churches, etc. Then we stopped at the Trevi fountain, where legend says if you throw a coin in over your shoulder, you will return to Rome. Guess we'll be back! We also had a walking tour of the Pantheon, Piazzo Navoanna-the fountain of the Four Rivers, and then to St. Peter's Square. We only had a little over an hour to go into the church but were amazed at its opulence. Our tour didn't include the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museum but we did see some works of Michelangelo. We'll have to see the rest next time. :>)
They are long days but full of once-in-a-lifetime sights!
Posted by KandN at 9:29 AM