Monthly Archives: August 2013

From the Colosseum …

… the Arch of Constantine is a stone’s throw away This triumphal arch was built in AD 315 a few years before Constantine moved the capital of the Empire to Byzantium.  It was built to celebrate Constantine’s victory in AD 312 over … Continue reading

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Colosseum : Rome

I had to pinch myself !!!  I never thought I would ever be standing in front of this incredible ancient site .. let alone walk around inside !! Rome’s greatest amphitheatre was commissioned by Emperor Vespasion in AD 72 and completed in AD … Continue reading

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I am still here ..

.. just been a busy bee 😉

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Caesar’s Forum : Rome

Hubby and I were up and out early the next morning to make our way to the Ancient City of Rome.  First stop …. the Colosseum.   But first to marvel at the Forum of Caesar en route and alongside Via dei Fori … Continue reading

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Random pics one evening in Rome

As I said in previous post, hubby and I went back to our hotel to freshen up before making our way back to the Spanish Steps for a pizza at one of the many trattorias – finding one with two … Continue reading

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Walk-about in Rome : Market, 4th c. BC ruins and more ..

After resting under the shade of umbrellas and cool mist sprays whilst eating another delicious bruschetta with those red-plump-and-juicy-that-taste-like-tomatoes tomatoes in Piazza Navona, hubby and I made our way back to our hotel catching the end of the morning’s market at Campo … Continue reading

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Walk-about in Rome : onward to Piazza Navona

Leaving the Pantheon, hubby and I made our way to Piazza Navona for a spot of lunch and something cold to drink under the shade of a pavement café’s umbrella .. One way to see the sights of Rome is on a Segway … Continue reading

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The Pantheon in Rome

This is an awesome building !!!  Impressive from outside but inside it’s truly amazing !!!    One cannot walk through the huge bronze doors, having just walked between massive pillars of the portico, without standing in awe of the enormity of the dome with a … Continue reading

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