Thursday, January 3, 2013

Rome - Day Two

We had a great day in Rome and  think it is one of the most amazing cities I have ever seen.  We had reservations for the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel in the morning.  When we were done we hopped on a bus to make our way to the Coliseum but got on the wrong bus.  We got straightened out pretty quickly and as we were walking to the Coliseum everyone was starving for lunch.  I kept saying, let me get in line for tickets and then you can take off and get something.  But right when we were going to get in this very long line, a guy approached us about a tour that was starting in just a few minutes.  It sounded great so we joined the group and for the next three hours were fascinated by our tour guides stories about the Coliseum and the Forum.  Unfortunately we were all starving and poor Josh was about ready to faint.  We finally got some lunch around 5:00, found Kelly some cheap leather boots, and are back in our hotel room way too early to call it a night.

Audio tour of the Vatican
This is what I get for sneaking a picture in the Sistine Chapel - a blurry picture.
Mom, put your camera away!
Vatican Museum, exit
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
the Coliseum 
Domitian's Palace on Palatine Hill
Arch of Titus (inspired Arc de Triomphe in Paris)

Nighttime on the Tiber

St Peters Square

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful time to visit Rome and the Vatican! I envy you! Gorgeous pictures!