It's 3 o'clock in the afternoon. So begins a 6 person, 3 hour rush around Rome in big golf cart.
Our driver is Maricello, he is German, but lived in Italy for 24 years. He took us to all over in the middle of Italian traffic to see all the major sites…..cool!
7:00 pm and our first dinner in Rome. A dinner toast. This isn't Facebook so no pictures of each plate.
Our first stop - Chiesa di Sant' Ignazio di Loyola, the main Jesuit church built in 1644. Built in Baroque style the church originally was the chapel of the adjacent Roman College.
A spectacular fresco from 1685 stretches across the nave ceiling.
This is Circus Maximus where they held the chariot races and the emperor gave a thumbs up or down.
We looked for a statue of Kirk Douglas. We knew he was there because we saw the movie. Couldn't find it.
Can't show all the pictures. We made 23 stops in 3 hours. If you do the math it comes out to "not long" at each place.
But there's so much and it's so great any amount time is priceless.
Next - A personal, guided, in-depth tour of the Coloseim - top to bottom.
This is a rolling blog. It will be updated daily as they check out Italy and Spain. New stuff will be posted as it comes in.
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Let's get the obvious out of the way...
Vincent, Wendy and another couple are going on a cruise in the middle of this pandemic?
We'll let him explain.
Another stop on our whirlwind tour of Rome. We have 8 minutes at this stop so we invested 1 minute in this picture. We'll be back for a long visit tomorrow.
Trevi Fountain, one of the most famous fountains in the world. Finished in 1762 it connects to one of the Roman aquaducts. Throwing money into the fountain is encouraged but coins should be thrown using the right hand over the left shoulder. About $3,000 a day is tossed into it.