12/24    Left Portland

12/25    Arrived Rome via Amsterdam

12/26

Look out from the hotel

Colosseum

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

12/27

Vatican Museum

St. Peter Square and Basilica

12/28

Piazza Cavour near the Castelo

Castel Saint Angelo

Area Sacra near at Largo di Torre

Campo de'Fiori/Piazza Navona

Pantheon

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

12/30

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......