European Highlights: Rome and Vatican City

Rome, a very ancient city with blends of the obvious ancient elements and modern twists. One key highlight being the Colosseum. With construction starting 70 AD, it has mostly survived test of time. With efforts to rebuild some parts have befallen time, it remains almost 2000 years later (mostly) intact. A highlight of the mighty Roman Empire and their incredible design / building techniques.

Colosseum (Maximus Colossus)

Colosseum (Maximus Colossus)

Pantheon

Pantheon

City streets

City streets

The Altare della Patria ([alˈtaːre ˈdella ˈpaːtrja]; English: "Altar of the Fatherland"), also known as the Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II ("National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II") or Il Vittoriano, is a monument built in honour of Victor Emmanuel, the first king of a unified Italy, located in Rome, Italy. It occupies a site between the Piazza Venezia and the Capitoline Hill. (wikipedia)

The Altare della Patria ([alˈtaːre ˈdella ˈpaːtrja]; English: "Altar of the Fatherland"), also known as the Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II ("National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II") or Il Vittoriano, is a monument built in honour of Victor Emmanuel, the first king of a unified Italy, located in Rome, Italy. It occupies a site between the Piazza Venezia and the Capitoline Hill. (wikipedia)

And then onto the Vatican