It is time to say goodbye to Sorrento and go to Rome. 😦   So we hopped on the Circumvesuviana Train one last time to get to Naples where we transferred to the fast Frecciarossa train to Rome.  Once we checked into our hotel (the same one we had at Christmas)  we went out to stretch our legs and see some of Rome.  So after revisiting the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain we walked over to the Via del Corso which led us directly to the Victor Emmanuel Monument.  It was too late to climb so we will be back later this week.  So I just took a couple of pictures.  Behind the monument is the Colosseum and Forum where we walked the perimeter.  Later we will visit with our history information in hand.  It is so exciting when you first get sight of these great ruins. The history in this place is mind boggling!  As it was dark already we walked back to our hotel via The Hard Rock Café Roma!
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Arch of Septimius Severus in the Forum

Arch of Septimius Severus in the Forum

A copy of one of the greatest surviving equestrian statue of antiquity - Marcus Aurelius

A copy of one of the greatest surviving equestrian statue of antiquity – Marcus Aurelius

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Teatro Marcello

Teatro Marcello

Steps up to the Capitoline museums

Steps up to the Capitoline museums

2nd century A.D.  ruins

2nd century A.D. ruins

Ruins from the 2nd century A.D.

Ruins from the 2nd century A.D.

Victor Emmanuel Monument

Victor Emmanuel Monument

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Victor Emmanuel Monument

Victor Emmanuel Monument

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Victor Emmanuel Monument

Victor Emmanuel Monument

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Colosseum

Colosseum

Trevi fountain

Trevi fountain

Trevi Fountain!  Look at all the tourists - on a slow winter day!

Trevi Fountain! Look at all the tourists – on a slow winter day!

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