Tuesday, September 28, 2010

ITALY: ROME AND VATICANO (I)


We spent our first afternoon in Rome visiting Saint Peter's Square and Saint Peter's Basilica. In the evening we visited La Fontana di Trevi and enjoyed the lively streets around the Pantheon and Piazza Navona, one of the areas of Rome I liked the most.

Fontana di Trevi at night


For five days we enjoyed the fantastic sightseeings of Rome and we walked for hours through the streets of this wonderful city.


Day 1 - 19th september 2010


Visits of the day

- Saint Peter's Square *- Saint Peter's Basilica *
- Fontana di Trevi (at night) *
- The Pantheon and surroundings (at night) *- Piazza Navona (at night) *
- Castel Sant' Angelo and Via della Conciliazione (at night) *

* Strongly recommended
Saint Peter's Square


One of the two fountains of Saint Peter's square, each one located in a focus of the ellipse


Saint Peter's square is really large. You realize when you have to walk from one extreme to the other


Saint Peter's Basilica
La Pietà, one of the masterpieces of Michelangelo Buonarroti, can be admired inside Saint Peter's Basilica

The impressive baroque baldaquin of Bernini becomes even higher when you approach


Overview of the main nave of St. Peter's. It's really large and it seems a palace rather than a Basilica because of the floor of marble and the gold on the ceiling and walls


Walking around the Vatican


On typical cobbled street or Rome near St. Peter's Square



Fontana di Trevi


Fontana di Trevi at night, always crowded


Around the Pantheon

The remains of the Adriano's Temple is now the facade of the Stock Exchange of Rome, which is located in a small and peaceful square called Piazza di Pietra


One of the really lively streets near the Pantheon. I really liked the atmosphere of these streets



Pantheon


The surroundings of the Pantheon is always crowded and the atmosphere is really lively. It's a perfect place to have dinner



Piazza Navona


The Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi in Navona Square, another masterpiece of Bernini


Piazza Navona at night


Castel Sant' Angelo


The Sant' Angelo bridge led us to Castel Sant' Angelo


Via della Conciliazione


Spectacular view of the Saint Peter's Dome from the through La Via della Conciliazione

Our second day in Rome was even more interesting, with the Colosseo, Foro Romano, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona and so on. Besides, clicking on the next link, you will find more links to the other interesting places in Rome we visited during this trip.


You can see more pictures of the days I spent in Rome last year clicking on the next links:



You can see more pictures of other fantastic places I have visited in Italy clicking on the next links:

Venezia

Tuscany

- Lombardia

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