Our hotel overlooked the harbour with Mount Vesuvius brooding in the background. A visit to Naples Museum and a tour of Pompeii and Herculaneum were highlights of our visit.
One could spend weeks wandering the streets of Rome. We discovered the Borghese Gallery early in our stay and marvelled over the exquisite Bernini sculpture Apollo and Daphne. An historic and cultural icon but NO PHOTOS ALLOWED.
Our visits to the Colosseum and the site of Ancient Rome was interrupted with rain.
The churches and basilicas are rich in ornamentation the like of which we have found nowhere else.
Our stay in Rome coincided with the resignation of Pope Benedict and we joined the throngs who bade him farewell.
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