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St. Peters Basilica


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This sculpture at the Vatican Laocoon was a favorite of mine


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The sculptures were all amazing to see, and all in one place


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Inside the Pantheon, what an amazing place and historic buil


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Can one do Rome in a day?

We did our very best!

What an amazing place, the history in Rome is astounding. We left our ship early, about 7:00. The port was Civitavecchia, which means the old town. We immediately passed by Roman wlls that date back to before Christ. We started our tour of Rome at one of the Roman gates into Rome. We wlked through the city to the sSpanish Steps, the Trevino fountain, and then to the Pantheon. The Pantheon is an amazing place to visit. We boarded our bus to lunch at a charming Italian restaurant ,then to the Vatican and Vatican museum. St. peters square, the basilica, the Sistine Chapel, the art in the Vatican Museum were amazing to see. Overwhelming in a day. Where we really missed things was at the Vatcan museum where one could easily spend a day or two. We did see some amazing art though in the short time we had. After leaving the Vatican we visited the Colliseum, Circus Maximus, and the recently excavated ruins where Cesar was killed. It was 12 years of amazing, incredible history. While we did our very best with 12 hours, we hope to go back and spend a week in Rome so that we can take our time and enjoy this beautiful historic and cultural center of Europe. It was a great overview and taste of what Rome has to offer. We learned first hand about the master architects, artists, and sculpturers whose works adorn Rome. We were so very tired as we returned to the ship that night!

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