|Temple of Antoninus and Faustina|
When we, myself and partner Matthew, planned our trip to Italy for the second time, we knew we had to begin our journey in the eternal city of Rome [where else?] to see more of the sights that we were rushed through during our trip the year prior. Upon our landing, we had three days – plenty of time – to visit the Vatican, the Sistine Chapel, the Roman Colosseum, churches, piazzas, tombs, and of course, the Roman Forum. While this second and deeper immersion into Rome lived up to our expectations, something extraordinary happened that made this visit a memory to last a lifetime. With that said, this article will not about the famous sights of Rome but one of extraordinary circumstances.