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Rome's history spans over two and a half thousand years. It was the capital city of the Roman Kingdom, the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire, which was the dominant power in Western Europe and the lands bordering the Mediterranean Sea for over seven hundred years from the 1st Century BC until the 7th Century AD. Since the 2nd Century AD Rome has been the seat of the Papacy and, after the end of Byzantine domination, in the 8th century it became the capital of the Papal States, which lasted until 1870. In 1871 Rome became the capital of the Kingdom of Italy, and in 1946 that of the Italian Republic.

Bridge to the Past

Levels of the Colisseum

Roman Forum

Piazza S. Pietro

St. Peter's Square

The Madding Crowd

The English in Rome

Sunday Afternoon

Typical Street Scene

Roman Reconstruction

People and Pigeons

Taking it All In

Latin and Bird Detail

Big Brother in Rome

Another Talking Statue

Going to Work

How does she manage??

On the Side Streets

Roasting Chestnuts

Side Street outside Hotel

Siesta Time

Colisseum Construction Detail

Foot of the Spanish Steps

Approaching the Colisseum

Inside the Colisseum

Another View

From Below

Wild Flowers at the bottom


Streets of Rome

Across the River

In the Distance

Monument - Victor Emmanuele

Trevi Fountain

Victor Emmanuele Another View

Mushroom Pines

The Vatican

Sunday and Everyone is Out

View from our Room

Our Hotel Lobby

Impressive architecture
Children on Outing

Bikes for Public Use

Our Shipmates