Monthly Archives: May 2013

Rome Highlights

Rome is a photogenic place with so many interesting attractions such as views from the Gianicolo Hill, the ancient Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, the Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona and St. Peter’s Square.   A few days stay will not be enough to capture everything.

View from Gianicolo HillRome OverviewWhere Horses Are ParkedArch of Septimus SeverusColosseumColosseum InteriorItalian PaintingsSpanish StepsEmotion DisplayPizzeriaTrevi FountainTrevi Fountain Up CloseThe PantheonPantheon InteriorSculpture in Fountain of NeptuneSaint Agnes in Agony ChurchFountain of the Four RiversCaricatureFloral WindowPiazza Navona BalconyLamborghini DisplayCarlo Maderno's FountainObelisk at St. Peter's SquareBernini's Columns at NightSt. Peter's Square at Night

St. Peter’s Basilica

 

 

Saint Peter’s Basilica is the one of the largest and most important Catholic churches in the world. It has marble, bronze and gold artwork in its interior and houses the famous Pieta by Michelangelo.

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Rome – The Vatican Museums

 

The Vatican Museums is one of the largest museums in the world with an immense collection of renowned classical sculptures and masterpieces of Renaissance art collected by the Roman Catholic Church over the centuries.  The museums was founded by Pope Julius II in the early 16th century.  Most popular attractions are the ceilings paintings by Michelangelo at the Sistine Chapel, Stanza della Segnatura decorated by Raphael and the spiral staircase designed by Giuseppe Momo.

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