Italy – Rome 1 | Personal

I have been dreaming about traveling to Italy for over 20 years!  I still can’t believe that it happened.  It was amazing and everything I thought it would be and more!  So if you have been wondering why my blog has been pretty quiet for the last month I’ve either been in Italy or working on my pictures from Italy!  We were gone for 17 days.  We spent the first 5 days in Rome.  This post is the first half of our time in Rome.

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Our first full day in Rome we had to see the Colosseum!

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Walking by the Forum on our way to the Colosseum.  Everywhere was something amazing and old.

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Wonderful fountains all over Rome with cold fresh water from the underground natural spring.

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Roberta who we hired from Rome Tours with Kids who took us through the Colosseum, Palantine Hill & The Forum.  She was fabulous.  We spent the morning with her again a few days later at The Vatican.

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The view of the Colosseum from Palantine Hill

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Just a chunk of ancient stone laying around.

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After our tour with Roberta we checked out some churches behind the Colosseum.  This is San Giovanni of Laterno.  This church was the home of the pope before St. Peter’s.  Every new pope still has to sit in the chair here.

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Checked out the Colosseum after supper to see it all lit up at night.

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This building is nicknamed the Typewriter and also looked pretty cool at night.

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Our second day we wandered around Rome and took in the Borghese Gallery in the morning.  Here I am pictured with my beautiful boys at the Spanish Steps.

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After lunch we toured the creepy Capuchin Crypt.  No pictures allowed so that is my postcard pictured above.

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Staying with the creepy theme we went through the Priscilla Catacombs which were pretty fascinating.

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The amazing Trevi Fountain!

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Virginia

Love this post Paula! It’s been fantastic fun looking at all your pictures.