Thursday, November 15, 2012

Rome - the city that captured my heart

I fell in love with Rome when I first watched the Roman Holiday as a child. It had my heart then and there;but finally, my long time wish to see it in person, has come true. 
And today I concluded that a person needs to grow another pair of eyes so as not to miss anything. 

The highlights today: on our way to the Colosseum we stopped to see the Trojan's bath
  

Soaking up the city on foot meant we were late for the Colosseum because when we got there, there  was a mile long line which we decided not to join because with our children that would mean that we have completely lost our minds.Decided to go earlier when we return from the cruise. We took some pictures though. . .




The Monument of the Unknown Soldier at Piazza Venezia 


 At the Fontana Di Trevi
 Tossed a coin as the tradition has it... I could just sit there and look at this grandiose work of art...


The Spanish steps 

Quite a tour for one day I'd say. Tomorrow, we board in the afternoon, but before that we will head to see the Vatican. 

9 comments:

harmony and rosie said...

Wonderful .. brings back memories of the summer for us. We had photos taken with the Colosseum warriors (not the same ones though)!
Enjoy x

anaalbimoreno said...

Felicidades por ese bonito viaje, yo estuve de viaje de estudios de eso hace 35años que ilusión. Besos.

cinziacrea said...

I'm glad your trip,
I live in Rome and I am enamored of my city.
A kiss

Divya N said...

Two of my friends just came back from an holiday in Europe and she was describing Rome so much that I badly wanted to see it, atleast in pics...I thank you for fulfilling that desire of mine :)waiting for vatican pics :)

Nicole Sanders said...

Looks fabulous maya. Love the soldiers photo I'm sure your son loved that. Enjoy your cruise:)

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Love every photo and it brings back so many memories. It looks like you are having a grand time! Safe travels my friend!

Ira Huberts said...

How lovely to see you were abroad, too, Maya! Such wonderful photos you took, don't you just love travelling? I did some myself the last week (business though, mixed with some pleasure ;-) Enjoy!! Hugs, Ira xox

Michele Pacey said...

I love that movie too! I just watched it for the first time recently and fell in love with Gregory Peck. He's dreamy. It is probably one of my favourite Audrey Hepburn movies too. She's just wonderful in it!

So glad you enjoyed your time in Rome. The pictures of the statues and buildings... Ah, they just make me want to visit! One day!

Vanessa said...

Hi, Maya

I love that movie! I watch it all the time with my husband. Love the pics and it seem you all had a great time.

Vanessa