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Rome and Vatican City

2 Extraordinary cities



This was the main place i wanted to go to. i wish we couldve stayed longer to enjoy the sights and to really appreciate it but i cant argue with being able to see pretty much everything! we took the train from Aversa to get to Rome.

the 1st thing we did after getting off the train was to find a double deck tour bus

the line to see the caravaggio was insane! i wanted to see it too but wasnt ready to waste half a day standing in line. good thing i saw that on the bus!

after the bus we got dropped off at the Convitto Nazionale Vittorio Emanuele 2ยบ. this building was pretty! it also has the tomb of the unknown soldiers

next stop on our self walking tour where i and kat were the tour guides was: what i thought was the spanish steps. but isnt. it was the basilica di santa maria in aracoeli

roman coliseum: where you can spot some 'roman soldiers' and take photos with them for a few euros. the line to get inside the coliseum was also pretty long

this was next to the coliseum. somewhat reminds me of the l'arc de triomphe in france

a map of the land that was under roman rule

roman forum and palantine hill right in the middle of the city: where excavations are still in process

picking our next destination

Cesar? Cesarean soldier?

Bernini's Fountain of the four rivers, piazza navona was one of the top piazza's i wanted to see

Castel Sant'Angelo: really wanted to see this after reading angels and demons

Vatican City

Saint Peter's Basilica and St. Peter's Square

lunch: mcdonald's on the streets of roma

mom doing 'as the romans do' which she shouldnt have done. needless to say: the next day, her tummy wasnt too happy...

Fontana di Trevi

Piazza di Spagna: where the REAL spanish steps are =]

other photos of buildings i dont know the names to...

after a looong day, we decided to take the bus tour one last time to get a view of everything we just saw. then headed back on the train to naples.

Posted by Jenjilla 17:00 Archived in Vatican City Tagged city rome vatican

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