Finally back home after out anniversary trip and as usual with all things in our lives, the trip was great with a lot of little disasters sprinkled in. From having to book 4 different hotel rooms until we found one that really was 5 star, to riding the commuter train that smelled so bad (from the people on it) that I almost threw up, to fulfilling a lifelong dream by standing on the arena floor of the Colosseum, etc.
Overall the trip was amazing and I have a lot of pictures to go through but I thought I would post a few. I don't want to bore anyone with history and there is always google but if anyone wants info just post a comment and I'll get back with you. Little things like Julius Caesar wasn't killed in the Senate building, etc... things a lot of people don't know.
|Colosseum, one of my favorite photo's from the trip|
|First King of the united Italy, 1820-1878|
|Pantheon columns outside the door|
|Floor of a basilica we wandered into|
|The forums of the emperors, started by Caeser in about 43bc.|
|Trajans column, 113ad, depicting the victories in the Dacian wars|
|Hallways in our 2nd hotel, previous vatican treasures storage and palace|
|Temple of Antoninus and Faustina, 141ad with church on top from 700ad|
|Arch of Titus, 82ad depicting siege and looting of Jerusalem|
|2 underground levels from Domitians residence on Palatine Hill, 81-96ad|
|Picture this covered in marble and marble statues filling the niches 500bc-250+ad.|