Ruins of Pompeii | Naples, Italy

Ruins of Pompeii | Naples, Italy | Ruins upon ruins along the distance, Pompeii is one of the most significant remains of Roman civilization and provides a glimpse of life in the past. On August 24, 79AD, Mount Vesuvius erupted, spewing molten ash, pumice and sulfuric gas miles into the atmosphere. Falling debris filled the … Continue reading Ruins of Pompeii | Naples, Italy

Vatican Museum | Statue of Juno Sospita | Vatican, Italy

Vatican Museum | Statue of Juno Sospita | Vatican, Italy | Vatican Museum contains a vast number of museums and collections. To control the massive amount of visitors, the museum has provided four color guided itineraries ranging from 1.5 hours to 5 hours. The museum has a wide range of Ancient Roman Sculptures. One of … Continue reading Vatican Museum | Statue of Juno Sospita | Vatican, Italy

Pyramid of Cestius | Rome, Italy

One thing I enjoyed about Rome is the random spots of ancient sights in a modern urban city. When we were doing our big walk east to Palatine Hill, we spotted this random pyramid in the streets of Rome - Pyramid of Cestius. Did you know? The Pyramid of Cestius is the only surviving monument … Continue reading Pyramid of Cestius | Rome, Italy

Ponte Vecchio | Florence, Italy

Ponte Vecchio | Florence, Italy | Went to Florence as part of my Mediterranean cruise with Norwegian Epic last May 2015. We only had a day to explore the city so it was quite rushed. Found this bridge very interesting as it’s very colorful and fractions of the bridge have shops in it. There’s also … Continue reading Ponte Vecchio | Florence, Italy

Colosseum and Roman Forum | Rome, Italy

This is the other side of the panoramic view from the Palatine Hill. This panoramic view is probably my most favorite part of Rome. It’s such a beautiful scene being atop a hill and one can only wonder the history that transpired in these ruins. In this view you can see: - The Colosseum - … Continue reading Colosseum and Roman Forum | Rome, Italy