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!


rstudnick said...

I can't even begin to feel, hear, or picture what ancient Rome could have been like so for me you'll have to bring back the sounds and feel of it all and since your going back maybe you will have a troupe of us the next time you see Rome. I am so happy for you and this experience you're getting to have with Dan. The tours are almost over and you can sleep when you get home.

rstudnick said...

P.S. I hope you threw you entire coin purse in the fountain.

Gina said...

Yeah for Rome! Well, I threw a coin in that fountain too so I guess we will all return! Woohoo. You sure squeezed a lot in during your time in Rome. Good for you! Enjoy enjoy!!!!
Gina ;-)