Our first view of the Colosseum
Colosseum at night
Brekky on the terrace
The Roman Forum
The Curia Julia, or Roman Senate House (the square building) dates back to 44 BC
Largo di Torre Argentina - ancient Roman temples and cat sanctuary. Spot the moggies
Cassie and cats at Largo di Torre Argentina
Trajan's column (113 AD)
National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II (The 'Wedding Cake')
A view over the Roman Forum and to the Colosseum, from the roof of the 'Wedding Cake'
Trajan's Market (world's oldest shopping mall, ~100 AD) and the leaning Tower of the Militia
(Trajan's Column is on the far left)
Trajan's Market, built ~100 AD
Twin churches at Piazza del Popolo
High fashion in Rome
The Pantheon, built by Emperor Hadrian in 126 AD. An ancient architectural wonder
The Pantheon's domed roof
The Pantheon - another view
Inside the Pantheon
The Pantheon's amazing domed ceiling and 8.2m wide oculus
Summer night stalls, cafes and bars by the Tiber River
The Protestant Cemetery, burial place of Keats and Shelley. Very picturesque
A keyhole view of the Vatican, from Villa del Priorato di Malta
Bocca della Verita (The Mouth of Truth) - tell a lie and your hand gets bitten off.
Every church has its relic. This is the skull of St Valentine.....apparently
Temple of Hercules Victor, late 2nd century BC
Boxer of Quirinal, 330 BC Greek bronze. Museo delle Terme
Right: Augustus as Pontifex Maximus (High Priest), ~ 12 AD. Museo delle Terme
Sarcophagus of Portonaccio, late 2nd century AD, Museo delle Terme
Swiss Guard at the Bronze Door, Vatican
St. Peter's Square and the Vatican. The Pope's apartment is on the top floor, far right
Michelangelo's Pieta, St. Peter's Basilica
Bernini's baldachin and the dome of St Peter's Basilica
Tomb of Pope Alexander VII, St Peter's Basilica
Bernini masterpiece depicts Death (bronze) in drapery (jasper) holding hourglass
St Peter's Square from the top of St Peter's Basilica
The round building left of the Tiber River (top and centre) is Castel Sant'Angelo (Hadrian's Mausoleum)
Laocoön and His Sons and The Apollo Belvedere, Vatican Museums
Nero's giant bath, on a Roman mosaic floor from the Roman Forum. Vatican Museums
Cassie was clearly captivated by the frescoes in the Raphael rooms.
Torching motorbikes and cars is a popular hobby for Roman delinquents.
Jacqueline commiserates with an unlucky bike owner (right)
Riot police during a demonstration in central Rome
The Arch of Titus, built in 70 AD to commemorate the victories of Emperor Titus
Remaining side aisle only, of the enormous Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine, completed in 312 AD.
Arena within the Flavian Palace on Palatine Hill (the word 'palace' originates from 'Palatine')
There's still plenty of work in Rome for the archeologists
The Dying Gaul, Roman copy of an ancient Greek statue. Capitoline Museums
Early morning near the Colosseum
A resident of the Colosseum
The Colosseum. Still drawing the crowds, nearly 2000 years on
Monte Testaccio is made entirely of discarded fragments of ancient Roman olive oil pots
A small portion of the Baths of Caracalla, built in the 3rd centrury AD.
They were the second biggest public baths in ancient Rome.
Jacqueline and Cassie tackle a challenging stretch of the ancient Roman road, the Appian Way.