Celebration at Sea – ROME if you want to!

ROME!

For any amature (or mature) historian, Rome is the place of dreams!

Our gorgeous ship docked in the nearby seaside port of Civitavecchia.  This port is a good hour or more outside of Rome, and since we work on a budget, we didn’t take an excursion to Rome; rather, we got to the train station and figured out how to get round trip tickets to Rome and off we went.

To spend only a partial day in Rome is kinda crazy, but we did it and it was amazing!

And HOT!  Wowzers, was it hot!

We decided to do the Hop On Hop Off buses that traverse the city and they were, for the most part, useful (not so much in Barcelona).  We visted the Colosseum (got tickets ahead of time – a MUST) and Roman Forum/Palatine Hill and also went to Vatican City – but NOT for a tour – we didn’t know if we would have enough time.  We DID, however, have pizza near the Vatican – isn’t that a must?

Here are some pictures from our day!

FB_IMG_1589449921199

The Hop On Hop Off bus ride was a blast!

FB_IMG_1589449917564

Sable really got into it!

FB_IMG_1589449913579

This photo looks like a postcard but I promise I took it – It looks like everyone is social distancing!

FB_IMG_1589449908962

Sable loved Rome!

FB_IMG_1589449905058

The Colosseum was really stunning!

FB_IMG_1589449901055

The picture quality is lacking but it is because it is SO HOT and the air quality was not great. The Roman Forum area.

FB_IMG_1589449924618

Amazing architecture.

FB_IMG_1589449896631

Char and Sable with St. Peter’s in the background.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s