Saturday, October 2, 2010

ITALY: ROME (V)


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

Our fifth day in Rome begun with a long visit to the Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Basilica. In the afternoon we enjoyed the fantastic views from the Aventino. In the evening we could see some of the most beatiful monuments lit at night. We spent our last day in Rome in Campo di Fiori and, finally, we threw a coin into La Fontana di Trevi.



View of St. Peter's Dome from the Aventino


Day 5 - 23th september 2010
Visits of the Day
  • Vatican Museums (Sistine Chapel and Raphael Rooms) *
  • Saint Peter's Basilica (Revisited :)) *
  • La Bocca della Verita *
  • Forum Boarium
  • Aventino *
  • Teatro di Marcello
  • Fontane delle Tartarughe *
  • Campidoglio (Revisited at night) *
  • Colosseo (Revisited at night) *
  • Mercato di Traiano (Revisited at night)
  • Piazza Venezia (Revisited at night)

* Strongly recommended

Vatican Museums
St. Peter's dome from the Vatican Museum


The Transfiguration is considered the last painting by Raphael. It was left unfinished by Raphael, and is believed to have been completed by apupil of him shortly after Raphael's death in 1520


Courtyard in Vatican Museum











Sistine Chapel








Saint Peter's Basilica












Overview of the huge Saint Peter's Square in Rome

La Bocca della Verita


Santa Maria in Cosmedin with its romanic bell tower is one of the interesting churches in Rome





Forum Boarium








Aventino










Teatro di Marcello




Fontane delle Tartarughe


The turtles of the Fontana delle Tartarughe, located in Jewish quarter of Rome, were added by Bernini



Campidoglio


One of the most spectacular night views in Rome is Piazza del Campidoglio at night



Colosseo


The view of the Colosseo lit at night with the moon in the background is really unforgettable


We took actually some pictures of Colosseo at night because it's one of the most beautiful view we saw in Rome


This picture was taken by a nice and funny american tourist


Mercato di Traiano


Mercato di Traiano at night


Piazza Venezia


Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II at night at Piazza Venezia


DAY 6 - 21 SEPT 2010

Visits of the Day
  • Campo di Fiori *
  • Palazzo Farnese
  • Il gesú
  • Fontana di Trevi (Revisited :)) *
* Strongly recommended


Campo di Fiori


Lively environment of El Campo di Fiori, one of the most important markets in Rome


Sunflowers in Campo di Fiori


Palazzo Farnese


Fountain in front of the Palazzo Farnese


Palazzo Farnese, near Campo di Fiori


Il gesú

Overview of the church Il Gesú


Dome of Il Gesú


Fontana di Trevi


Of course we threw a coin into La Fontana di Trevi :)


So we will come back to Rome


Finally, clicking on the next link you will see the most beautiful places in Rome for me and you will find links to the pictures of the other days we stayed in Rome.


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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