Monday, February 15, 2010

When in Rome?

The last and very best part of the trip was Rome. I adored it.  I’ve always loved Boston for their history. It’s amazing how patriotic I become when I visit Boston. Well, talk about history. This place dates back before Christ! It was so fun to think I was walking right were someone during Christ’s time walked. And talk about opulence!! Everything was marble and gold. Our first stop was to the colosseum.  It was built during Emperor Vespasian’s time around 80 ad and has survived since then. Of course, it doesn’t look like it did then.


Right outside the colosseum is the Arch of Constantine. It was built for Emperor Constantine  I’s to celebrate his victory over Maxentius. You used to be able to drive under it but pollution took it’s toll and now it’s gated.


And right by that is the Temple of Venus. Venus is a goddess of Love, Beauty, and fertility.


And right by there is Arch of Titus which our tour guide said no jew will ever walk under. It was built to celebrate the Roman victory over the Jews. I’m pretty sure that a jewish  person has probably walked under it at some point. It’s been there a long time.


We drove by the Fountain of Titan. Which was created by the Bernini in the 1600’s.


And speaking of fountains, that night Tom and I took a walk to see the Trevi fountain. This has been in several movies and it’s said that if you throw a coin in the fountain it’s a guarantee that you will return to Rome. If you throw in two coins you’ll find love. And if you throw in three coins you’ll either get married or divorced. I didn’t throw in any because they grab about 3,000 euros a day out of it.IMG_1736_edited-1

Well, I’ll continue my Roman holiday tomorrow. It’s getting longer then I thought.


Kimberly said...

I really enjoyed reading your travel logs. We are heading to France in a week, so this makes me anticipate the trip even more, if that's possible! Looking forward to the next installment. Best Wishes!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

WOW!!! What a treat was waiting for me over here! I enjoyed every minute of catching up. Who knew that joining a ski club would take you to such exotic places and give you such great adventures. I'm so glad you've shared this one with us!!!
Also, the vest you made for the Mister, turned out beautiful. And I got such a kick out of the story of your mother "nursing" Tibbs back to health. So cute!
Loooooved the pic of little Mister V. enjoying the apple. : )
Take care,