Jeremy explains the Pantheon & the Forum Boarium plus Tivoli

We had a very full day (and somehow managed to lose a few people at every stop) when we visited the Pantheon, the Forum Boarium, and the charming town of Tivoli. Jeremy did an excellent job, at my request, to give us some helpful information along the way.

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The Pantheon

This is the 2nd triangle Jeremy was talking about

Agrippa’s name on the front of the building

The columns

The oculus

The altar

Raphael’s tomb

Portrait of Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino)

The fountain with obelisk at Piazza della Rotonda

I had previously visited the Pantheon at night (5-17-12), so here are a few photos I took then:

After our day trip to the Pantheon, we ventured out to the Forum Boarium.

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Sticking my hand in the Mouth of Truth (a la Roman Holiday, Gregory Peck style) – photo credit: Jeremy Ross

Basilica di Santa Maria in Cosmedin (The Basilica of Saint Mary in Cosmedin)

Then we took the awkward bus journey to Tivoli – Jeremy fought hard for our bus tickets, those elderly Italians didn’t stand a chance!

The gardens had some amazing waterfalls

and lots of fish ponds…Jenny and I touched tadpoles

spectacular views

Briana was nice enough to take a few photos of me by the flowers:

All-in-all it was a beyond fabulous day!

Ciao for now,
♥ Christine

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