Monday, March 19, 2012

Rome - Random

Everywhere we went in Rome it seemed like there was something interesting thing to see.  This post is a collection of some of those sites.

The Castel Sant'Angelo (also know as Mausoleum of Hadrian) was one that stood out.  Unfortunately much of the original contents and decorations were lost in 401 so we were a few years too late to take them in.

A view of the Tiber River which winds through Rome.

This street in the Trastevere neighborhood met my the stereotypical expectations you have growing up.

The Largo di Toree Argentina which contains four Roman temples and sits in the middle of a few busy roads.

History of the World part I?

The roads weren't stroller friendly, though they were 2000 years old.

An ancient arena.

The National Monument of Victor Emmanuel II, never heard of him or it but it is a site to see.

The Pinochio store...

and hanging with Pinochio...

The Spanish Steps drew large crowds.  Not sure of their significance and not sure what draws the crowds.

An impressive pyramid.

The Piazza Navona

The twin churches of Santa Maria dei Miracoli and Santa Maria di Montesanto.

A view from Piazza Popolo

The Great Synagogue of Rome

Rome truly is an outdoor museum, we happened upon this site when we rounded a corner.

The catacombs were very interesting and thankfully we toured with a guide or we would have never made it out.

Unfortunately we have exported Jersey Shore to Italy.......

You are probably feeling like this right now, just make sure to put out your cigarette.

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