Our Trip to Rome A statue in St Peters square in the Vatican. Here we are, taking in the sights.
Our timetable of activities Return homeLuna parkFriday Sistine ChapelThe VaticanThursday The ColosseumNational museumWednesday Circus Maximus The Forum Tuesday Piazza NavonaArrive in RomeMonday AfternoonMorningDay
Introduction Rome is the capital of Italy It is a beautiful city full of ancient and modern buildings We went there to learn about its history and art
Piazza Navona On our first afternoon in Rome we went to a café on the Piazza Navona We ate ice creams The teachers drank cappuccinos There is a big fountain in the piazza
The Forum This was the political heart of Ancient Rome Ruins show where there were shops, offices, temples, and marble statues The Ancient Romans held chariot races at the Circus Maximus A chariot racer
The national museum There are lots of ancient statues in the museum.
The Colosseum Now partly ruined A 50,000 seat stadium, built in AD 72 The site of ancient contests between gladiators, slaves and wild animals! A photo of the Colosseum.
Gladiators Gladiators fought to entertain rich Romans They trained in schools, called ludi The word gladiator comes from the Latin for sword A gladiator fight
The Vatican Vatican city is an independent state in the middle of Rome It is the home of the Pope, the leader of the Roman Catholic Church The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican was painted by Michelangelo