Some fun at the Fontana de Trevi. We had a several days so we were able to take our time exploring the highlights (Coliseum, Piazza Venezia, and Castel Sant'Angelo are pictured above) . Everywhere you turn there is something amazing.
Elliot picking an orange at the Palatine Hills but it didn't taste that good. Even more sour than a grapefruit.
We decided to book a 3 hour tour of the Vatican Museum and Saint Peter's Basilica, and we are so glad we did because we would have missed so much if we tried to do it on our own. There is so much to see that you could probably divide the collection five times and five separate amazing museums would emerge. The Sistine Chapel is truly magnificent and the restoration work that was completed allowed us to enjoy it in all its splendor.
Traveling and a lot of walking can tire even the most adventurous seven year old.. One thing that can rapidly change this is a trip to the local toy store. We have learned that toys cost a lot more when purchased abroad but we try to find something as a reminder of our trip. On this visit to the store we purchased a toy Alfa Romeo Police Car.
Later that day we found the real thing. Alfa Romeo police cars.... Only in Italy
Rome is truly an amazing place and is already back on our list of places to go. Hopefully with a $413 airfare will reappear someday!
Corinne, Keith & Elliot