Anthony DeStefano's first trip to the Eternal City was as a journalist covering a conference at the Vatican, but on the last day of his trip, he found time for a whirlwind sight-seeing tour. Read Anthony's story.
The legendary Trevi Fountain in Rome is usually mobbed by tourists, but Anthony was lucky enough to have it all to himself.
The backdrop for the fountain is the Palazzo Poli, which houses the National Institute for the Graphic Design.
Sculptor Pietro Bracci's statue of Oceanus, the mythical god of oceans, was the final piece of the Trevi fountain, put in place in 1762.
The Tiber, one of the sites Anthony visited during his tour of Rome and the primary watercourse of the city, is, at 252 miles long, the third-longest river in Italy.
Completed in 80 A.D., the Colosseum, one of the stops on Anthony's tour, was the largest amphitheatre in the Roman Empire; it remains the largest amphitheatre in the world today.
It's estimated that the Colosseum, used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles such as mock sea battles, animal hunts, executions and dramas, held up to 80,000 spectators.
Anthony gives Pope Francis a copy of his book, A Travel Guide to Life: Transforming Yourself from Head to Soul.
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