Europe 2013: Rome – Part 1

We’re slowly but surely starting to settle back into life at the Little House after our whirlwind European tour. This week we’re catching up on laundry, mowing the lawn (it’s a jungle out there), cleaning house, and washing the puppies (they need it).

Since we’re a little light on the DIY this week, we’ll be sharing photos from our recent trip with you today!

Be sure to check out our photos from Munich, Innsbruck, Venice and Florence while you’re here! Today we’re finally at our last stop, Rome. We’ll be posting half the photos now, half after lunch. There were just too many to pare down!Rome St. Paul Outside the Walls 3

Our Favorite Basilica in Rome, St. Paul Outside the Walls

Rome St. Paul Outside the Walls 2

Stunning gold mosaics on the facade of St. Paul Outside the Walls

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Tourists gaze at the 1000 year-old mosaics in the basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls

Rome St. Paul Outside the Walls 1

A Fiat parked outside St. Paul’s

Rome Villa Borghese 2

A rose blooms in the gardens of the Villa Borghese

Rome Villa Borghese 1

A forgotten bicycle leans against a lamp pole in the gardens of the Villa Borghese

Rome Piazza del Popolo

A view of the Piazza del Popolo and St. Peter’s Basilica from the Gardens of the Villa Borghese

Rome Spanish Steps 1

Tourists sit among the azaleas on the Spanish Steps

Rome Pantheon 1

An Egyptian obelisk topped with a cross stands outside the Pantheon in Rome

Rome Pantheon 3

The oculus in the Pantheon

Rome Pantheon 2

A woman observes the tourists below from her jasmine covered window

Rome Colosseum 1

A moody sky hangs over the Colosseum

Rome Forum 1

Roses bloom in front of the Senate Building in the Roman Forum

Rome Forum 2

Tourists wander through the ruins of the Roman Forum

We’ll be back after lunch with the second half of our Rome photos!

7 comments

  1. Rebecca says:

    Didn’t Rome just make you feel like you had no idea what old was?! Thanks for bringing back some memories for me! I loved wandering the streets of Rome and gazing at the beauty everywhere.

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