Met up with Lorenzo and enjoyed his Italian hospitality!
Castel Sant'Angelo (St Angel Castle), which is connected to the Vatican by a raised walkway, and designed to be a refuge for the Pope in the event that Vatican is attacked. Hard to conjure an image of a frailing Pope, picking up his robe while running...
One of the many fountains designed by Bernini found in Rome. This shows the Fountain of the Four Rivers, Piazza Navona, commissioned by Pope Innocent X.
My friend Lorenzo with his "lemon", which apparently at one time managed to squeeze in 7 people! Sadly, he has sold it since my trip...
Me with St Peter's in the background.
- spanish steps
Looking up from the bottom of the famed Spanish Steps. Note that there is nothing Spanish about these steps, and in fact the Italian name pays reference to the Little Boat at the bottom of the stairs.
St Perter's Square from the top of St Peter's Basilica. Notice in particular the 12 Apostles along the front of the picture.
The Trevi Fountain, the famous 'coin throwing' place in Rome. Legend has it that if you toss a coin in, it will ensure your return to Rome.
The classical section in Vatican museum, which contains treasures amassed by the Catholic Church through the ages.
An example of highly decorative ceiling in Vatican museum.