Rome
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First was a night tour of Rome to see all the monuments lighted. Tour started near our hotel at Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica.
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Trevi Fountain at night is a must viewing.
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First day stop was at the magnificent Victor Emanual Monument.
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Then a long walk through the Roman Forum Ruins.
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Clivus Capitolinus
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Arch of Septimius Severus stands over 80 ft. tall and was finished in 203 AD.
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Temple of Antoninus and Faustina.
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History at your footsteps.
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Arch of Titus.
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Japanese Wedding Party at Arch of Constantine.
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Coliseum is huge.
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We were able to get a guided tour of the interior and avoid the long waiting lines.
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Early Skyboxes.
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Panetheon, worlds longest standing building now in existance.
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Spanish Steps area.
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Next day was started with a tour of the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel.
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Entrance to Vatican Museum
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Egyptian art was awesome.
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For two hours we walked through floor to ceiling incredible art. No photos were allowed in Sistine Chapel.
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Outside of Saint Peterís Basilica.
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Dome view of Saint Peterís Basilica.
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Statue of St. Helena.
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Newlyweds being photographed after their wedding in St. Peters Basilica.
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98-foot tall and 331-ton Egyptian obelisk at St. Peters.
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Castello de San Angelo.
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This Mime earned her money on this very hot afternoon.
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Traffic in Rome was a true experience, and little cars are better.
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Back on the Eurostar up through Tuscany to Florence.