Sunday, April 22, 2012

Rome Highlights

As soon as I returned from the States we hit the road for Rome, Italy. We had Easter in Germany and then left the next day. We were there three full days (traveling on the other days) but still couldn't see half of all there is to see. Here are some of the highlights of what we did get to see.

Castel S'Angelo
This was neat to me because my University was in San Angelo, and that's also where Haven was born. So it was kind of cool that it had the same name. I'm sure there is no connection.

Circus Maximus

This is where they had the chariot races back in the day.

The Colosseum

Forum Ruins

 Vatican City
 St. Peter's Basilica

 Sistine Chapel
 And I saw a yarn bombing in the ruins! How they got it there I don't know....
We saw several other sites from the bus tour and from walking around, but these were the main touristy things, so that's what we made sure to get to. We'll have to go back again sometime to see the rest. I think the coolest part was walking around the ruins. It's neat to think that you're walking through buildings that are like 3000 years old! It's remarkable how much is still standing!


Katelyn R. said...

I love Rome! And shame on you for taking that picture... you know the one i'm talking about. I got yelled at for talking while in that room.

Corinnea said...

Very cool! So glad you had a great time. When we were there we didn't get to go into the chapel or the coliseum. We just did walk bys but it was great.

Jessica said...

Wow you are just all over the place! LOVE the pictures wish I had gotten a chance to visit there!

Adrienne said...

So glad you went, and had a good time, but so, so jealous. We will have to get stationed overseas again, just so we can all go to Rome. :)