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... the site of Peter's burial. In 1500 they re did it, using an enlarged floor work of constantines basilica and the dome of the Parthenon. It is made to be a sight that would bring pilgrims from across the globe to their knees when they saw it - a small taste of heaven for when their days were through. I think they nailed it. The only way to finish a truly great day like that was with a quick episode of Offspring (Steph was excited) and a night out for dinner in Campo di fiori ...
... tower was magnificent and very much enjoyed sitting and gazing ...
... buildings being in different states of ruin going from well preserved to just a block of stone on the floor.
There really is so much Roman history to see. We have another day planned in the city tomorrow and then we're going to go to the ancient port of Ostia on Saturday. On Sunday we take our first flight of the trip to Istanbul. 2 weeks in and we're only just getting started...
Now it's time to watch Gladiator to really round off the day.
... our surroundings.
Next we moved on to the Piazza Navona...and another glass of vino! Why not :) This piazza is filled with artists and musicians so a few of us bought some water colour paintings. By this time it was getting close to our pickup time of 6pm so we made our way to the agreed point enjoying a little shopping along the way!
Rome is a city that never sleeps and at any time you can see tourists milling around this wonderful city. It is ...
... There are side chapels which are the size of cathedrals in other cities!
Following our tour of the Vatican we headed back to the Metro and then to the hotel feeling weary but pleased with what we had seen. The day met expectations with both of us finding the art work in the Sistine Chapel being the highlight.
We freshened up at the hotel and then went out for a meal at a restaurant local to the hotel which had an outdoor terrace below the level of the main road.