We had many struggles with the locks on the bathroom door.
Rome rental apartment tour, it is a strange building!
This fellow was in a nearby shop, he looked like a friendly chap, but I wasn't convinced.
This is not a good place for your graffiti.
Many people and animals were lead to their deaths through these passageways
There were many elevator shafts like this one, which reached to the arena floor.
A video from under the arena floor.
The wooden ceiling is actually a recreated floor of the arena
A video from under the Colosseum
In tunnels under the colosseum
Another video inside. The security was very tight, we had to show ID and go through a metal detector.
Inside the colosseum
This is part of the colosseum tour
After awhile you get so tired of seeing old buildings you start thinking they should bulldoze them.
Downtown Rome. Very noisy and busy.
Based on my observations, this is terrible advice.
We walked about 3 miles each way, pushing through crowds of people, and it was hot. So we stopped for ice cream.
Inside St Peter's basilica.
St. Peter's Basicalla, where the pope addresses a crowd every week. We missed him by an hour or two.
This is the sign for the Sistine chapel. No pictures allowed inside it, for reasons I don't know.
Being at the Vatican to long, fighting crowds, will leave you feeling a lot like this guy here.
Walking to the Vatican, you can see the colosseum off to the left. It is just down the street from our apartment.
Heading out to the Vatican
This is an odd way to display halibut bait. I don't even know where they would go fishing around here.
My favorite gummy snacks!
Grabbing some ice cream on the way home. It seemed creamer in Italy, but it may have been my imagination.
Perhaps I am just sheltered, but these prawns kind of grossed me out.
Waiting to get into our apartment in Rome
Our first look at Rome
Farmland in Italy-at a glance you might think you were in Ohio or Pa!
One of our taxis is on the left, up ahead. Cars weren't permitted to drive into Pisa, past this gate, without a permit of some sort.
The people living here probably think the tower is about as exciting as burnt toast.
The Pizza shop in Pisa
Eating pizza in Pisa!
A pizza shop in Pisa.
The leaning tower makes for an interesting foundation.
The crooked tower makes for an interesting foundation. I'm surprised the whole thing didn't fall over by now. I think it was built in 1100 AD so it has been here for a while.
Dallas saves the day by holding the tower up!
Almost at the leaning tower of Pisa
Leaving Bologna, heading to Rome, with a stop at the leaning tower of Pisa. We took two taxis, as we couldn't find a bus large enough for the whole group.
Waiting for the taxi at our rental house in Bologna