We also went to Rome on this Italian trip. Two days, tired of traveling, it was pretty, nevertheless. I was more aware of the Ancient Roman past poking out everywhere, still present. And the Egyptian past, considering all those Egyptian obelisks. I used to be a diligent art historian student studying Baroque art when I was there last time and neglected all this period. Now, that I don't care so much, I find myself more observing than before. (I also have my husband with me, who pays attention to everything).