Ending With a Beginning

We spent our last day in Rome learning about the first days of Rome: exploring the extensive ruins of Imperial (and Republican) Rome.

Some of these ruins are mere piles of rock. Others are fully intact structures that look maybe a few hundred years old, not their true age of 2,000+ years.

Here lies Julius Caesar; well, not really, but here was where his body was supposedly cremated, on the site of which a temple was later built (after he was declared a god).

It’s not April yet, but today’s showers did bring flowers.

I could share some historical context around some of what we saw, but there’s really no way to condense our three-hour guided tour into a few sentences in a blog. If the history interests you, I’m sure you’ve been here, will come here or should come here.

And of course, what’s a visit to Rome without a visit to the iconic Colosseum?

It’s time to say arrivederci to Rome, to Italy and, saddest of all (for Molly), to gelato.

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4 thoughts on “Ending With a Beginning

  1. JohnM March 26, 2019 / 10:37 pm

    Congrats on a truly epic adventure. It was a joy to see your escapades each day. Thanks!

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  2. Dad March 27, 2019 / 1:21 am

    Great blog Mike, something Molly can go back to all her life.

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  3. MikeU March 29, 2019 / 1:30 am

    Thanks Mike – really enjoyed it.

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