We had a weekend off at the beginning of June and it was my 40th in May, so we had a long weekend without the kids in Rome! It was fab, but we must have walked 25 miles over 4 days… It’s a bit too stunning and too much to take in to just hold a camera up to your face all day, but I did of course take a bunch of photographs (we even found an Italian wedding shoot or two going on around the Colisseum…).
Here are a few pictures, apologies for the series of ceiling shots towards the end, but if you’ve seen them for real you will understand how incredible they are! Someone must have had a right crick in their neck painting them – I get fed up doing the lounge white. 😉
The Colisseum (as if you didn’t know)
The Museum of Modern Art, interesting to look around but in all honesty most of it is just weird shit that your kids could have done. The old stuff at the start is more interesting, but the wonky bed, melted tyres and a shovel in a glass case are just stupid and a corridor full of pictures of lines – utter tosh. My opinion of course 🙂
Looking down from the Spanish steps – a nicer view than looking up!
Obligatory tourist shot of the Trevi Fountain.
Looking tired after all that walking – need a gelato!!
As you can tell from the Berghaus coats, it was a little damp (but boy was the cloud cover a life saver!).
Over to the Vatican and in to the Basilica
Got there nice and early to get these shots as the sun hit the front of the building. Could have been perfectly central if I’d waited 5 more minutes, but good enough!
Castel Sant Angelo
One of the fountains at Piazza Navona
Entrance (well exit to be totally accurate) of the Vatican Museums – 7km of exhibits, take your hiking boots… Don’t bother with a 2 hour guided tour, it took us about 5 hours to meander our way through and we skipped some parts. There are only so many 2000 year old pots you need to see 🙂
Someone’s bath tub…
Warning – ceilings follow…
Yay – the exit! Amazing place to be fair, well worth a visit.
There’s a couple of panorama’s to follow, but that’s it for now!