Italy – Day 1 (Rome, Pt 1)

August 18th : Rome, Italy


The Pantheon by twilight

Ah, Roma!  In our first day ashore we managed to canvas so many amazing attractions.  Our day started with a guided tour of the Vatican Museum, followed by the Sistine Chapel, St Peters Basilica and finally St Peter’s square.

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Toni inside St Peters Basilica      St Peters square 

Once we had checked into our lovely hotel (Hotel Artorius – Via del Boschetto 13, 00184 Rome, Italy)

, we visited the following, on foot!

All I can say right now is: "breathtaking!!"

  • Coliseum
  • Trevi fountain
  • Spanish steps
  • Pantheon
  • Piazza Navona

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Inside the Coliseum                                 Rob views the Coliseum

Yes, it has been a feature packed day.. We are both totally beat.  Will update more soon.


The Trevi Fountain

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3 thoughts on “Italy – Day 1 (Rome, Pt 1)”

  1. Hi guys,

    Im with you on that ! What an awesome city Rome is…. Unreal.

    Did you climb to the top of St Peters ? The view from there is fantastic.

    Your photos are great. I reckon the Pantheon is my favourite location in Rome.


    P.S. Trisherino – its every bit as good as you think, even better actually. You gotta go !

  2. Hi Guys,

    Unfortunately we didn’t go to the top of St Peter’s (long queue, 40’C heat was a factor also) but we did climb Castel Sant Angelo which is a little further away, but the views from there were pretty impressive.

    Rome was great, easy to walk, easy to catch the Metro and the food was superb. The sites/attractions were out of this world (e.g. the Forum/Palatine Hill). I’ve got more entries to write..

    The heat was the only bad thing really.. Oh, and way too many people at the Trevi Fountain, but you ought to expect that I guess.


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