BC: departed from Roma 27 oct 2013
FC: Roma | Fall 2013
1: October 23, 2013 Jim and Jane's Italian Adventure begins...
2: St. Regis Grand Hotel
6: The Halls of the St. Regis Grand Hotel
8: La Pergola
9: Truffle Box | Salt | Grand Dessert | Magic Box | View of Roma | Water and Wine List
10: Agenda for today... Vatican City
12: The Vatican Museums
20: Sistine Chapel
21: Many Renaissance painters are featured in the Sistine Chapel. The most famous one is Michelangelo Buonarroti. He was commissioned in 1508 to paint the ceiling. His nine primary scenes were, The Separation of Light from Dark, The Creation of the Sun and Moon, The Separation of the Waters, Creation of Adam, Creation of Eve, Expulsion from Eden, Sacrifice of Noah,The Deluge, and The Drunkenness of Noah. Nearly 30 years later Michelangelo was again commissioned to create the fresco on the altar wall for Pope Clement VII de Medici. The tumultuous portrayal of, The Last Judgment. | Photography is not allowed in the Sistine Chapel
22: Jim exiting the Sistine Chapel down the spiral ramp which was designed in 1932 by Giuseppe Momo
24: St. Peter's Square
25: Egyptian Obelisk | Bernini colonnade 200 colossal statues of saints | 37 AD | The Piazza is shaped like a giant keyhole, reinforcing the role of St. Peter as the gatekeeper to heaven.
26: Basilica di San Pietro
27: St. Peter | Holy Door
29: The Pieta | Michelangelo
31: Pontifical Swiss Guard Active: January, 1506 - present Country: Vatican City Branch: Army Type: Foot Guards, close protection Size: 110 men HQ Vatican City Motto: "Acriter et Fideliter" Fiercely and Faithfully
32: Agenda for today... | The Colosseum
34: Built in 70 AD by Emperor Vespasian for the Flavian dynasty. | The Flavian Amphitheater
37: A symbol of the sufferings of all Christian Martyrs
41: Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum
43: Arch of Constantine | The arch is located between the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill. It was erected by the Roman Senate to commemorate Constantine's victory over Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge on October 28, 312.
44: Walking home from the Colosseum
47: Fountana di Trevi | The focus of Nicola Salvi's fountain design is the powerful sea god Neptune. Each of Neptune's tritons have seahorse chargers,the unruly horse representing the oceans or storm weather, the other with a docile horse representing lakes or still water. At the sides of the main scene are allegorical statues representing health and abundance, symbols of the properties of water.
48: Throw a coin in the fountain to return to Rome...
50: Giancarlo and Grace Bianchi
52: The Piazza Navona has 3 Fountains The Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, (the fountain of the Four Rivers) Fontana di Nettuno, (the fountain of Neptune) Fontana del Moro, (the fountain of the Moor) Bernini designed the Fontana dei Quattro Fiume. He incorporated the obelisk from the Circus of Maxentius and the four continental rivers are represented by massive allegorical figures, providing a connection between the powers of the waters and the powers of the continents. Depicted are the Danube for Europe, the Ganges for Asia, the Nile for Africa and La Plata for America. The 2 other fountains works are primarily by Giacomo della Porta.
53: Piazza Navona
54: Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi
56: Fountain di Nettuno
59: Last night in Rome...
60: Extra Photos
68: Train Station Lounge | Rome
69: All Aboard | To Firenze