The Piazza di San Lorenzo in downtown Rome Playing Uno while waiting at the Piazza for our apartment to be ready Our apartment was on Via Frattina in downtown Rome Elsa having a snack of Italian yogurt at the apartment The boys playing a card game
Walking along Via Frattina next to our apartment building Two blocks from our apartment was Via dei Condotti and the Piazza di Spagna The Spanish Steps Elsa and the boys at the Fontana della Barcaccia at the bottom of the Spanish Steps ND2 7387
                                     View from higher up on the steps. The dome visible in the center belongs to the San Carlo al Corso, a church built in the 17th century. It rained during the first evening of our stay, otherwise it was sunny and very warm. Antti and Tuomas at the top of the steps. Johanna, Antti and Tuomas sitting at the top of the Spanish Steps Going for a walk in the evening; at the Piazza Mignanelli with the Colonna dell’Immacolata in the center.
Johanna carrying Antti on her shoulders after dinner. The Spanish steps in the evening. ND2 7454 ND2 7456 Fontana di Trevi
ND2 7470 Eating gelato next to our favorite gelateria at the Trevi Fountain Looking down from the Via della Trinita dei Monti while walking towards Villa Borghese Viale del Muro Torto - a road that goes under/through Villa Borghese. Muro Torto is a wall built during the Ancient Roman times. Piazza del Popolo viewed from the Pincio (Pincian Hill). St. Peter's Basilica is visible in the background.
Elsa taking a break from all the walking. Johanna and Tuomas trying to figure out which way to go to get back to the apartment while Antti darts off to attack the photographer. Tuomas On our way back to our apartment. The big red M sign is for the Metro station at the Spanish Steps. Visiting the Trevi fountain after dinner for some gelato
ND2 7741 ND2 7764 The Pantheon. It was originally built about 2000 years ago as a temple to all the gods of Ancient Rome but since the 7th century it has served as a Roman Catholic church. Its dome is the world's largest unreinforced concrete dome. Piazza della Rotonda, the square in front of the Pantheon. Another view of the Pantheon
Inside the Pantheon. The people in the right-lower corner of the picture are standing in sunlight that comes in through the oculus in the dome. ND2 7806 A visit to Piazza Navona, which used to be a racetrack and is thus shaped like a long oval. ND2 7947 Fontana di Netttuno on the northern end of the Piazza
ND2 7951 The Piazza Navona with the church of Sant'Agnese in Agone on the left and the Egyptian obelisk in the center Walking through some of the side streets ND2 7958 Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, which supports an Egyptian obelisk
ND2 7968 A night time view from our apartment