Trip to Rome

July 30, 2019

Rome is a wonderful place to photograph but we did not just take photographs there.  We took a step back in time viewing the wonderful art, statues and rugs.  As our next trip was to Rome, we waited for it in anticipation.    

We arrived at Civitavecchia (pronounced Chitavekia) and traveled for about 2 hours by bus to Rome.  There we were given about 1 ½ hours of free time to see some of the city.  Dale and I walked by the Castel Sant Angelo and Corte Suprema di Cassazione then on to Piazza Navona.  This was a beautiful square with a fountain and statues. 

We walked on, we saw many fountains and statutes.  We walked over to the Pantheon but did not go in.  I had hoped we could go see the Trevi Fountain, but we could not locate it.  We headed back to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica for our tour here.  The chapel was so beautiful with its paintings by Michelangelo.  The museum was full of Frescos (painting directly on the walls), art work and statutes.  The Basilica is one of the largest and held the preserved bodies of some of the last popes for viewing.