Scenes of Rome


On this trip, we really had very little time for touring the historical sites of Rome outside of our visits to the Vatican, the Catacombs, and the four great basilicas. Our visits to the Coliseum, the Pantheon, and other Roman ruins consisted mostly of driving by them in our bus while we were in route to our religious destinations. Perhaps next trip!


The Roman Coliseum - "The Flavian Amphitheatre"

Opened in 80 A.D.
St. Leonard presented the stations of the cross for the first time during the Holy Year in 1475. Popes including John Paul II have continued to observe that tradition.


The Pantheon - Built by Agrippa in 27 B.C. and was consecrated to all the deities, but especially to Mars and Venus.

The Trevi Fountain - We visited the Trevi Fountain on our last night in Rome. Tradition holds that if you turn your back to the fountain and toss a coin over your shoulder into the fountain, you will someday make a return to the Eternal City. It has worked for us. We will be making our third trip in May and June of 2002.


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