There is no city like Rome. It has such great ancient architecture. Everywhere you turn they are discovering new archeological sites. In old Rome you can walk the same cobblestones as the Romans. It also is a modern city with modern people.
The city of Rome is in the Lazio region of Italy. It is Italy’s capital city. It has a population of 2.8 million and the area around Rome has a population over 4 million.
Many people think of Rome as home to the Pope and the vatican but the vatican is its own city, Vatican City and country. It is not part of Italy, The pope is its president.
Roman Street at Christmas time
Ponte San’Angelo (Bridge of angels) and Castel Sant’Anagelo
Victor Emmanuel II Monument (The Wedding Cake)
St. Peters Bascilica
The Window the Pope talks from
New Years Eve
New Years Morning
Bocca della Verità
This is the mouth of truth! Legend has it if an honest person puts their hand in the mouth, it comes out OK but a dishonest person will lose their hand.
Trastevere (the old ghetto) – An Artist Area
Roman Artichokes – A wonderful Delight
Italians have beautiful designs for whatever they do
Rome is an adventure. It is romantic it is old it is new. It has something for everyone. See the monuments and museums but meet the people. Sit in a bar and enjoy the Italians around you. Sit in a restaurant and enjoy the food and the people. This is Rome! This is Italy!
George & Jo Anne