Rome – A stroll around town


Looking at the Apostolic Palace - it's where the Pontif lives

Looking at the Apostolic Palace – it’s where the Pontiff lives

Well, this is the last in my Rome Series and I want to take you around town a little bit and share some more photos with you that I took during my trip in November 2004. I just cannot believe it is more than 10 years ago; I can still remember stepping off the plane (you know, the small ones where you step down the stairs onto the tarmac) and the warm air hitting me. We were very lucky with the weather, it was a balmy 15C with no rain in sight; unlike at home at that time where it rained cats and dogs. I remember phoning home whilst sitting in a small bistro in a small side street behind the Vatican; sunglasses on, jacket on the chair and a gelato in front of me and my husband telling me how wet and grey it was at home. To say that he was jealous would be an understatement.

One of the three fountains in Piazza Navona. This one, the famous Fountain of Four Rivers, was designed by Bernini.

One of the three fountains in Piazza Navona. This one, the famous Fountain of Four Rivers, was designed by Bernini.

I loved walking around Rome’s ancient streets, you never knew what you would discover (well, unless you had a map, which might have given you a clue I guess). One of my favourite places was Piazza Navona, it is full of people, cafes and artists having set up their easels and working on their paintings. I just loved the vibe in that space, it is just perfect for people watching.

The Palace of Justice, is the seat of the Supreme Court of Cessation and also contains the Judical Public Library.

The Palace of Justice, is the seat of the Supreme Court of Cessation and also contains the Judical Public Library.

So here, in no particular order are some more of my favourite places and spaces.

And this is the Fontana del Nettuno, one of the other two fountains in Piazza Navona.

And this is the Fontana del Nettuno, one of the other two fountains in Piazza Navona.

The monument to King Vittoria Emanuele II at Piazza Venezia.

The monument to King Vittoria Emanuele II at Piazza Venezia.

One of the Swiss Guard, who are recruited from Switzerland's four Roman Catholic cantons.

One of the Swiss Guard, who are recruited from Switzerland’s four Roman Catholic cantons.

The Obelisk, which arrived from Egypt in AD36 and has been in this position since 1586 and acts as a sundial.

The Obelisk, which arrived from Egypt in AD36 and has been in this position since 1586 and acts as a sundial.

The Holy Door of St. Peter's Basilica, which is sealed from the inside and is only opened during a Jubilee.

The Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica, which is sealed from the inside and is only opened during a Jubilee.

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5 thoughts on “Rome – A stroll around town

  1. Too many Holy High Rollers there for me to be traipsing about.

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  2. Loved the tour.

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  3. Nice shots! Glad to hear you loved strolling around the streets of my city!:)

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