I forgot to mention on the Trevi Fountain post that the evening pictures were taken on Day 2 when CT3 and I visited on our way home from the Vatican. Before we left, a friend had tipped me off that it was beautiful at night all lit up and worth the trip to see it. I have to agree with her that it was!
Anyway, so after we left Trevi Fountain we headed for our final tour stop: The Pantheon! I was really excited to see it as it is one of the monuments often spoken about and the one famous thing we had yet to see!
The architecture of this place was amazing and apparently the Roman columns are solid and they didn’t stop pouring (24/7) for 9 MONTHS when they were building it! I don’t think they know who the architect was, but it was constructed between A.D. 118 – 125 when Hadrian was emperor. It was a temple for the gods of pagan Rome and Italian king Vittorio Emanuele II and Renaissance painter Raphael are buried inside.
Token shot of CT3 and I in front of the Pantheon
Some of the marble on the inside was added later but much of this is original
Such an amazing place!
Original Latin inscription: “M. AGRIPPA.L.F.COSTERTIUM.FECIT
meaning “Marcus Agrippa son of Lucius, having been consul three times made it.”