We are back, and we have lots of pictures! Rome was wonderful, and we saw everything we wanted to, which is amazing. We both thought it was the perfect place for our honeymoon. The weather was wonderfulâ€”it was in the mid-60s most of the time we were there. There were a couple of days we had to deal with rain, but it wasn’t bad. I’m going to piece meal the trip over several posts, or you will be scrolling forever. Our bed and breakfast was a couple of blocks from the Colesium and the Roman Forum:
Although we saw a lot of the outside of the Coliseum, we didn’t go in. I was up and down about going in because the Coliseum is where people went to cheer on other people being killed by gladiators and wild animals. I wasn’t too sure that I wanted to go and see where government endorsed killing was a sport. Then I found out that you had to pay to get in, and that I couldn’t do. So we didn’t. The Forum is what was once downtown ancient Rome. The three columns to the left are what remain of the Temple of Castor and Pollux. The columns in the center of the picture are what is left of the Temple of Saturn.
And here are some picture of us:
In front of the Trevi Fountain.
The Trevi Fountain
At Tre Scalia on the Piazza Navonna. This is one of the Top 10 best places in Rome to eat (from The Top Ten Rome Bible we carried around). I had seafood risotto, and it was one of the best seafood dishes that I have ever had. Then we had what they are known for: a tortula. It is the ultimate death by chocolate dessert. First you take chocolate gelato that is almost like fudge then rolled it in dark chocolate chunks and topped with whip cream and fudge sauce. Yes, it was sin on a plate, and I refuse to repent.
So there is the beginning of the Rome posts. For more pictures go to Tracy and Shawna.com where we have begun to post pictures (and I emphasize begun).