Thursday, September 2, 2010

More of Rome

We are now safely in Levanto and have had a very relaxing afternoon wandering around this seaside town. The beach has the dark sand which is so different to our lovely Australian beaches. We head off tomorrow to explore the Cinque Terre. But before we see Lucca and Levanto, here are a few more views of Rome. We are quite relieved to be out of the city and in the country, even with the driving! Here is St Peter's Square.
I just loved the very old mosaic floors.
This ceiling looks 3D but it is painted!
After being amazed at the Sistine Chapel we then headed to the Colosseum. You are not allowed to take photos in the Sistine Chapel but it is really wonderful to see. We were also amazed at the size of the Colosseum and its history.
These are the rooms which were under the floor and held the animals ready for the fights and performances.
This is the view from the upper level of the Colosseum.
We then walked some more and visited the Roman Forum.

No wonder we had sore feet!

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