Sunday, July 10, 2011


Our next trip was to Italy, where we started our vacation in Rome. We stayed in B&B Laocoonte near the Citta de Vaticano. Along the way to the B&B we saw the Pantheon, and eat a delicious pizza lunch while taking short reprieves by the Trivy Fountain and those in the Piazza Navona.

The Pantheon took my breath away...
Right: Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi

That night we relaxed and walked around St. Peter’s Square. The next day we thought we’d head out early to beat the rush to the Vatican Museum. However at 9:00 AM the line-up was already out the door and around the corner. Instead we went to Saint Peter’s Basilica. 

 Afterwards we walked along the Tiber and through the old city streets to the Spanish Steps.

By the time we were back the line-up was completely gone and we walked right in to the Vatican Museum! The highlight was of course the Sistine Chapel (below right) but the Gallery of Maps (below left) was also very beautiful.

For dinner we returned to the old centre, Campo Marzio for some fresh pasta and dessert at a small wine bar.

 The next day we walked to the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. After reviving ourselves on some gelato we headed to the Trastevere section for lunch.

Crossing the Tiber River to the Trastevere

Rome was absolutely beautiful, and was a wonderful start to our holiday as the next day we took the train to Florence……

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