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sunny 25 °C

We have been to Rome several times before but managed to get to a few places we haven't seen.

The Colosseum is an oval amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy, just east of the Roman Forum. It is the largest ancient amphitheatre ever built, and is still the largest standing amphitheatre in the world today, despite its age. Wikipedia

We have been into the Colosseum before so just did a walkabout this time.

The Forum

Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, this was a couple of blocks from our hotel

The Victor Emmanuel II Monument - click here for more info
Ruins like this are all over Rome.

Trevi Fountain.

The Spanish Steps is a staircase designed in 1723 by Francesco De Sanctis, and funded by a French diplomat Stefano Gueffier. It was built in order to link the Bourbon Spanish Embassy, and the Trinità dei Monti church, both located above — to the Holy See and Spanish Square below.More info here
Spanish Steps - While we were there someone drove a Maserati down the Spanish Steps, he was arrested at the airport.
The police were there and a TV news crews were doing a report

The Pantheon, professional photos and facts here

One of the best Pantheon photos I found

We had never been here before, it was quite amazing, completely intact from ancient times.

National Museum of the Palazzo di Venezia, just around the corner from our hotel

Posted by ChrisBrancaccio 01:28 Archived in Italy Tagged italy rome

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