Pictures from Rome, Italy during our March, 2007 SEMs lunar eclipse webcast expedition. Note that the circles indicate where I was.

* Rome *
The Colosseum or Coliseum (originally known as the Flavian Amphitheatre) built in 70 AD could seat 45,000-50,000 spectators.
Ruins of the Roman forum. The central area around which ancient Rome developed.
The Pantheon (Temple of all the Gods) was originally built in 26 BCE as a temple to the seven deities of the seven planets in the state religion of Ancient Rome.
The "Spanish Stairs" were funded by France to connect 3 streets. The stairs (or plaza) are named after the neighboring Embassy of the Kingdom of Spain.
The Trevi Fountain started in 1732 is a very popular place. Rome sits above several springs and all of the water pouring from all of Rome's MANY fountains is apparently safe to drink.
The Vittoriano. The National Monument of Victor Emmanuel II is a monument to honour Victor Emmanuel, the first king of a unified Italy. It occupies a site between the Piazza Venezia and the Capitoline Hill. The monument was started in 1911.
Saint Peter's square inside the Vatican City looking towards Saint Peter's Basilica.
The Vatican's Swiss guards.
The view of Saint Peter's Square from the dome of Saint Peter's Basilica.

Grazie! (pronounced "Grahts-yeh")

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