On his first day in Rome, when he was still quite jet-lagged, Mr. Hunter toured Palatine Hill.
This is just past the entrance -- I think those buildings might include the Baths of Septimius Severus.
Those cool tall trees are Stone Pine trees, aka Umbrella Pine trees.
You see them in a lot of places in Rome.
Mr. H poses with the Stadium of Domitian.
More of the stadium. And that might be a bit of Domus Augustana (House of Augustus) in the background.
Here's a map of Palatine Hill.