The Vasilik's spend four days in Rome.
|At our hotel, the Residenzia Frattina. We were told that the building dated from the 1600s.||The ceiling in our hotel room looked like the original wood|
|At the Trevi Fountain.|
|The Pantheon - the best preserved example of a Roman monument||The Pantheon has a big hole in the ceiling. Apparently it's quite interesting to be in here when it rains.|
|The parliment building|
|Familiar, friendly McDonalds. This McDonalds is MUCH cheaper than the one in Geneva - it actually had hamburgers and cheeseburgers for 1 Euro, about 1.30 USD.|
|These ladies were advertising a particular ski resort, I think.||At the Spanish Steps|
|We rented one of these 4 wheel electric bikes to go around the Villa Borghese park||Kenny bargained with on of these vendors for a little squishable ball.||At the Coliseum. Very crowded, and much of it was closed off.||Views from the COliseum to the Roman Forum, which I enjoyed much more||This worker was scrapping away at the cement work||It would have been really cool if we could have gone down into the passages beneath the COliseum.||In front of the Roman Forum||Roads, rutted from actual Roman chariots!||The garden of the Vestal Virgins||The Basilica Maxentius, the largest building in the Forum||Peter wanted to display his treasures - his ticket stub, and some daisies he found||This guy looked like an archeologist, taking measurements||At the Piazza Navona, Kenny demonstrates how to use the drinking fountain hole by plugging the main water outlet||Putting on a show||Kenny took a few pictures of our hotel room before we left.||In front of the Castel Sant Angelo||Along the bridge we saw this priest doing some geocaching. We talked to him a bit, he was from the US.||In front of Saint Peter's Basilica. Unfortunately we timed our visit poorly, and were there while it was closed for mass.||The pope, Benedict XVI, giving his weekly homily. He was born in Marktl, Germany, which is about a 30 minute drive from Altheim, Austria, where my father was born. Also, his middle name was Alois, as was my father's first name.|