Thursday, December 24, 2009



Rome is a fantastic city and shares with the Vatican some of the most extraordinary treasures one can find on Earth...

"ST. PETER'S BASILICA - From St. Peter's Piazza. With the largest interior of any Christian church in the world, holding 60,000 people, it is the most important of the Roman Catholic churches"

"ST. PETER - From the Vatican Museum"

"VATICAN GARDENS & MUSEUMS - The Museums, founded by Julius II in the sixteenth century, are among the greatest museums in the world and include the Sistine Chapel, the Raphael Rooms and the incredible Gallery of Maps!"

"TOP OF THE DOME - This was the second time we walked up there to see St. Peter's Piazza and the Via della Conciliazione"

"TOP TWO - The River Tiber and the trees in the margins"

"VIEW OF THE PANTHEON - Probably one of the most extraordinary buildings in Rome..."

"QUIRINAL PALACE - Housed Popes, then Kings, now the President of the Republic..."

"IL VITTORIANO - Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II (National Monument of Victor Emmanuel II) or Altare della Patria (Altar of the Fatherland), also known as «The Typewriter», is a monument to honour Victor Emmanuel, the first king of a unified Italy"

"BOCCA DELLA VERITÁ - Only the young lady would dare to put her hand inside the Mouth of Truth..."

"GALEASSI - Since 1907 in Trastevere; is competing with Sabatini for the best restaurant in the piazza..."

"FONTANA DI TREVI - You're supposed to throw a coin into to return to Rome. Never did; returned seventeen times. Spared a lot of coins..."