12/24    Left Portland

12/25    Arrived Rome via Amsterdam


Look out from the hotel


Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum

Trajan's Market was a Roman shopping mall hosting 150 shops and offices back in 2nd-c AD.

Trajan's Column was inaugurated by Trajan in 113 AD.

Victor Emmanuel Monument

Capitoline Museum


Vatican Museum

St. Peter Square and Basilica


Piazza Cavour near the Castelo

Castel Saint Angelo

Area Sacra near at Largo di Torre

Campo de'Fiori/Piazza Navona


Santa Mario Sopra Minerva

Trevi Fountain (1762)

Spanish Steps (1726)

Trinta dei Monti (1495) at the top of the steps

118-ft Pyramid of Caius Cestius, a weathly Roman magistrate (12 BC), took 330 days to build.

Porta San Paolo of the Aurelian Wall

Check out the thousands of birds (chasing by Seagles)

12/29 Pisa


Ruins are everywhere

San Clemente

San Giovanni in Laterano

Scala Santa

Arco di Dolabella

Santi Giovanni e Paolo (18th-c)

Santa Maria Maggiore

Hugh Bread!

12/31    Back to Portland

Finally, Food......