What can I say to describe this experience... There are a few pictures loaded below, but a picture can hardly do Rome justice. You lose the size of everything; which is enormous and you lose the sense of time that you feel as you stand in the thick of it.
The highlights were the Sistine Chapel - so moving. St. Peter's Basilica - incredible. The Colosseum! The ruins of Pompeii - I definitely want to walk those streets again someday. Last, but not least - just sitting at a cafe in a piazza on a sunny day sipping wine or cappucino.