Roma, Roma

Well, I’m back and we had a fabulous time.  Rome is awe inspiring, especially when you come around a corner and there is the Pantheon or the Coliseum or some other ancient ruins…  It makes my heart go pitter patter because as a little girl I wanted to be an archaeologist and I still find it so interesting.

We had a beautiful hotel in Rome – right beside the Pantheon – I couldn’t believe the view!

Here’s the view we had from our room – too bad about the scaffolding – but I guess every hundred or so years you have to do some maintenance….



And some pictures from inside.  This dome was built with concrete with an 43 metre diameter opening in 126 A.D. and has never been structurally altered isn’t that amazing!  It is the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome and when it rains outside it rains inside too!


And they poured it with these stepped squares to alleviate some of the weight of the concrete – this is obviously where coffered ceilings came into being!


And here it is at night…so romantic..SIGH!!


Hope you enjoyed this little bit of Rome. I’ll be posting some of the many, many, many pictures from our trip for the next while – so stayed tuned!



  1. Visiting Italy is definitely on my bucket list. I’d love to see more photos. I remember a woman once told me that she went to Italy for her honeymoon and almost got tired of seeing beautiful things, there were so many. LOL! I don’t think I could ever get tired of looking at beautiful architecture.

  2. So awesome that you had a good time! Your pics are amazing, I would really die to go there one day. It’s very high on my traveling priority list!! So beautiful. Glad that you are home safe 🙂

  3. Beautiful! I love old architecture and cities with a long and interesting history. Maybe we should have both been archaeologists!

    Looking forward to seeing more 🙂