Monday night, Natasha and I had agreed to explore the city together so we woke up early to begin our journey. This was going to be a long day! We set off for the Vatican City, but on the way there we passed the Spanish Steps where a real Roman soldier was defending his territory.
We avoided his scam.
Next we headed up the hill to the Pincio, which is a perch that overlooks the entire city of Rome. It gave us a perspective of the payout and size of the city as well as some excellent views!
Victor Emmanuel (left)
The Vatican City A park near Pincio.
A beam of light in a church we stopped in. Every cathedral is incredibly beautiful.
Swiss Guard at the Vatican
The collumns are massive!
The ceiling under the porch.
The dome is incredible. Ceiling inside. Rubbing his feet for good luck.
The speakers are made to look like the wall.
I mailed a letter that I bought in Switzerland to Australia from the Vatican. Castel Sant'Angelo Part of the Roman Forum
We ran into some cross coutry cyclist who needed some help.
On to the Colosseum!
Even the Romans were Longhorn Fans.
This place is spectacular. Not only the size, but what went on here. The OG football stadium. I thought the cross in center was odd.
Only a few season ticket holders remain.
We had been making fun of the tourist taking photos with their iPad's...and then we got asked to take a photo with one.
More of the Forum.
Victor Emmanuel again.
Back at Trevie Fountain, we had an unexpected rendezvous with Sophia and her friends!
Sophia and I, again. Rome was relatively flat except for a few areas.
Repubblica We. Were. Exausted! When we arrived to the hostel, we routed our walking on Google Maps. We had walked 11 miles (17.8km)! It was a ten hour day, but we had seen nearly every sight to see in Rome. Who says you can't see Rome in a day?