Delicious delicious pizza, where we started our Rome trip. A little place near where we were staying
Interior of the Colesseum
Dan and I at the Colesseum
View through a window into the Colesseum
Palantine Hill. This is The Stadium of Domitian (Stadio di Domiziano)
The exedra of the stadium (may have housed a balcony for emperors to view races)
View across the Roman Forum towards the Colesseum
Temple of Antonius and Faustina built AD 141 (then incorporated into the church of San Lorenzo in Miranda)
Temple of Vestra
Temple of Saturn - built 42 BC
Temple of Saturn
Arch of Septimius Severus
Trevi Fountain - built in 1762
The oculus within the Pantheon
View across the Tiber at night
Egyptian obelisk within Piazza del Popolo - over 3,000 years old
View of Naples from Vesuvius. Because of the heat causing there to be a lot of moisture in the air it's very hazy
Dan and I at the top of Mt Vesuvius
A little lizard we saw at Mt Vesuvius.
The small theatre in Pompeii
Streets of Pompeii
An image/etching in the wall of one of the houses in Pompeii
The 'Garden' at the back of one of the houses in Pompeii. Incredibly well preserved
We were just on the summit you can see in the distance...
Fountain of Bacchus
The forum within Pompeii
Dan taking some time out in the shade at Pompeii
Dan and I in Pompeii
Sunset at Piazza del Popolo
Entrance into the vatican museums
Ceiling within gallery ofthe maps. General rule for all the photos of the Vatican - Anything that looks like gold - is.
St Peter's Basilica in the reflection of a window
Probably my favourite picture in the Vatican Museum 'The school of Athens', housed within the Raphael rooms (Stanze di Raffaello). Plato with Leonardo di Vinci's face in the centre in red, Aristotle to the right. Pythagoras writing theorums in the red and white to the left. Alexander the Great in uniform. Michaelangelo in the red boots and pinkish coat front centre. More here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_School_of_Athens
Close up of Plato and Aristotle
Close up of Michelangelo
Inside St Peter's Basilica.
Looking into St Peter's tomb, underneath the altar at St Peter's Basilica
Cathedra Petri (Chair of St Peter) designed by Bernini
The ceiling inside St Peter's Basilica
La Pietà - by Michelangelo
It's impossible to understand the insane scale of the Basilica. It can hold 60,000 people, and is absolutely glorious
The outside of St Peter's Basilica
Dan and I in St Peter's square
St Peters in all its glory.
The little friend Dan and I made in Rome's botanic gardens
Travestere, our favourite part of Rome
Gelati? Don't mind if I do...
Santa Maria in Travestere - the first official church in Rome
Santa Maria in Travastere
San Francesco a Ripa - Bernini's Ecstasy of Beata Ludovica Albertoni
One of the several beautiful buildings in Trastevere
The side of one of the buildings in Trastevere
The winebar we stopped at for a quick drink - 'Enoteca Trastevere'
Birthday wine! 2000 Chianti Classico. Probably one of the most delicious wines I've ever tasted...
Delicious Delicious Delicious
Birthday Lemoncello. Far nicer than grappa... Needless to say I managed to fit another bottle in my handluggage to take home for the freezer.
Laughing about there being only 1 more year till I'm 30.
The broken bridge - built in 2nd Century BC. Is that really a date? The age of these things dotted around Rome is incredible.
Temples of the Forum Boarium
Dan inside the crypt in Santa Maria Cosmedia
Obligatory pic of the Spanish Steps
Via Appia - commonly said to be the queen of the long roads
The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa in Santa Maria della Vittoria
Back to the pizza place where we started for a last few slices before flying back to London