In the Footsteps of Caesar
I took an informative tour in Rome on the Ides of March called ‘In the Footsteps of Caesar”. The guy giving the tour was very well informed … unfortunately, too well informed. He knew so much that he couldn’t tell a story that actually flowed – he kept interrupting himself to add more detail.
On the bright side, it got me out of bed early enough to see the market at Campo Dei Fiori for the first time.
Above is the picture of a miniature of the famous she-wolf who suckled Romulus and Remus at the (mythical) birth of Rome.
I don’t remember what this is, but it’s cool, huh?
This is the very first town hall … in history. It sits atop a hill: Capitoline Hill, which is where we got ‘Capitol Hill’ from – even though our capitol isn’t really on a hill. (is it?)
And I found a great view of the Roman Forum!
And in the end, we actually saw a road made of stones that actually were part of ancient Roman roads. So, presumably Caesar actually walked on these.