The Colosseumwas completed in 80 AD by Titus. It has a capacity of 50,000 people.

Temple of Venus and Roma completed in 141AD was the largest.

The Arch of Constantine was rasied in 312 AD for a victory memorial.

The Roman Forum was a civic plaza.

Temple of Castor and Pollux (right) Temple and house of the Vestals

Bascilica of Maxentius(312AD) Temple of Antonius and Faustina (141 AD)


Temple of Saturn established around 500BC

The Mouth of Truth in the Church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin was built in 6th century.

The Fountain in front of theTemple of Vesta

The Circus Maximus

The Fountain of Tervi was erected by Pope Clement XII in 17th century.

The Pantheon was built in 27 BC (re-built in 125 AD)                                                                                   

Egyptian Obelisk, 6th century BC

The Piazza Navona was the site of the Stadium of Domitian.

The Piazza di Spagna (Spanish Steps and the Church of Trinitadei Monti), 18th century

The Victor Emanuel II/Vittoriano Monument was dedicated to the Italy's first king and completed around 1925.

Statue of Victor Emanuel II with the Tomb of Unknown Soliders beneath.

The Piazza del Campidoglio with the statue(200 AD) of Marcus Aurelius in the center.

The Bath of Caracalla was built around 300 AD.

Vatican City

St. Peter's Square

St. Peter's Basilica was erected in 324 AD by the emperor Constantine and re-built in 1506.

Swiss guards have been protecting Vatican City since 1505.

Two statues flanked the basilica.

Bernini's Baldacchino - bronze canopy

Tomb of St. Peter


The Crypts

St. Peter's Dome

Vatican Museum

La Pieta of Michelangelo

The Bridge (Ponte Sant'Angelo) Leading to the Castel Sant's Angelo

The Castel Sant' Angelo was built on the site of the ancient Horti Domizia as the burial place for the emperor Hadrian.

We met 2 guys from Argentina on the way from Nice.  We stayed in the same hostel and met for dinner.

Time to go home......Nice sunset

We also met 2 girls from Argentina and I invited them to stay with me for a week.  Van cooked for us. :-)