Rome June 8, 2010

The streets and sidewalks are very narrow
Gene, Trish & Bonnie

There are a lot of Church’s around Rome

And statues

The Colosseum, or the Coliseum, originally the Flavian Amphitheatre, is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy, the largest ever built in the Roman Empire. It is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and Roman engineering

The very popular Trevi Fountain. It is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world.

The Arch of Constantine, it is the latest of the existing triumphal arches in Rome

Another fountain in Rome

Bonnie & Gene checking out the walking map to determine where we will head next.

The water is very good from the fountain. We would fill our water bottles after taking a long cool drink.

Piazza Navona, built in 1st century AD

Even the priest enjoy a gelato on a hot day in the Piazza

Next stop: Vatican City

A painting

A nun taking the walking tour (Gene on the left taking a picture of the ceiling)

The ceiling

Another painting

Stairs to the Sistine Chapel. We made it there, but you weren’t allowed to take pictures. It was smaller than I imagined. However, the paintings by Michelangelo were unbelievable.

The staircase back down was awesome

Here is Gene and I outside the Vatican. The Pope gave a sermon there earlier in the day.

Gene having a beer outside the Vatican

A fountain in another Piazza

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