Life

Rome 1

Despite our sleepless night, we were ready for our first full day in Rome!

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We splurged and bought a hop-on, hop-off tour, for 2 days. Especially since our hotel was at one of the stops. We did the circuit twice, just because it was nice to be driven around the city.

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There was SO MUCH to see! We didn’t see it all, but we saw a lot.

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I am obsessed with fountains. This one is the Fountain of Neptune, in the Piazza Navona.

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Hello Colosseum!

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Such history!

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Circus Maxiums!

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The Teatro di Marcello, sometimes called the mini Coliseum. It was a theatre! It’s huge!

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Parliament buildings.

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We had a little food break after our tour.

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Pasta. Oh yeah. And bacio nero for dessert.

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We rested up a bit, then went for a walk to find a little church that our friend told us about.

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It’s called the church of San Luigi Dei Francesi.

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It is most renowned because it holds three paintings by Caravaggio, on the life of St. Matthew.

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That’s right, just three paintings by a Baroque master hanging in a little chapel.

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They’re dimly lit, and you drop one euro into the box and it lights up for a few minutes.

The full church, in all its glory.

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We kept on walking. There was a lot of walking on this trip.

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And made it to the Pantheon, built in 125 AD.

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It’s the oldest Catholic Church in Rome and it’s beautiful.

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More walking.

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Til we got to theTrevi Fountain.

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It’s estimated that people toss in 3000 euros, per day!

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And we ended our night with: PIZZA

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