Make your own Countdown Clocks

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

When It Rains in Rome...

...Buy an Umbrella! There will only be about 500 people asking you to buy one on the streets. May be the best 3 Euros I ever spent.

It rained a lot today, but everyone was a great sport and we saw everything we set out to see. The morning was spent at The Vatican Museums, The Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. The architecture and artwork is breathtaking.

We then went to the Colliseum and Roman Forums before heading out to the Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and other major stopping points along the way. Rome is large city and there was so much to see!
The Pantheon is one of the greatest architectural wonders of the world with its giant dome and open ceiling. The rain was running through it today making it look even more awesome than it aleady is. It's amazing to think that this was built over 2000 years ago when modern building conveniences didn't exist, and yet today with all we have, there are prolems with keeping roads paved.

Everyone made wishes at Trevi Fountain. If you throw a penny in the fountain and make a wish you will one day come back to Rome. I certainly hope that is true because there is so much more to see in this beautiful city. The city is filled with fountains, most fed by the ancient aquaducts that run from 10 miles outside the city, built thousands of years ago to carry water into Rome. Kind of a cool concept to comprehend since it is very fresh, cold and sweet to drink!

The Colliseum is amazing. Trying to imagine it filled to capacity is hard to do - it's that big. There are so many new things happening with it, such as figuring out how the trap doors worked and where they were located, how the canopy was set in place, boggles the mind.
Tomorrow we head to Florence, stopping in Assisi along the way!