I started the trip with a flight from Vancouver BC. to Amsterdam, and on to Rome.


I stayed at my usual go-to hotel in Rome. Hotel Corot is a good hotel, and a good value. It’s a block away from the Termini, so it’s a good launch point. From the Corot, I can easily get to the termini for trains, busses, and the metro underground. All of these are really useful, but Rome is my favorite walking city. I’m always discovering new places, curiosities, and relics from bygone ages. The modern components of the city are just as interesting as the ancient ones. There’s something for everyone, and any mood.

I walked from the hotel, to Piazza della Republica (Piazza Esedra), and visited Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri – The Baths of Diocletian, and Santa Maria Maggiore.

Piazza Esedra

Piazza Esedra

Fountain Gardens Diocletian

Fountain in the Garden near the Baths of Diocletian


Michelangelo’s Cloisters at the Charterhouse, at the Baths of Diocletian.


Santa Maria Magiore

Santa Maria Maggiore


Baths of Diocletian

Baths of Diocletian

I went out in the evening for a walk. There is nothing like walking through Rome at night with floodlights bathing the monumental architecture, ancient, classical, and wondrous. It sends my imagination flying over the centuries.  I

Palazzo di Montechitorio

Palazzo di Montechitorio – The Italian Parliament Building

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