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