Florence side street
Another side street in Florence
On the way to see Michelangelo's Statue of David in Accademia Gallery in Florence...love the light!
Duomo Cathedral in Florence...BEAUTIFUL church
Night street in Florence
Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome
St. Peter Basilica in Vatican City
St. Peter Basilica
The dome inside St. Peter Basilica
St Peter's Square - Vatican City
Square and entrance to Vatican Museum
Trevi Fountain, Rome
There it is, the famous Roman Coliseum!
Ruins of Roman Forum
Original bronze doors to the Temple of Divus Romulus, built in 4th Century A.D.
Arch of Titus, built in 81 A.D.
Ruins of Ancient Rome, the Roman Forum
Palatine Hill, one of the 7 hills in Rome, the most ancient part of the city.
Church dedicated to St. Mary in Roman Forum
Temple of Antoninus and Faustina, built in 141 A.D.
Santa Maria Maggiore at dusk.
Side street near Spanish Steps, Rome
Pantheon, the best preserved ancient building in Rome. After 2,000 years, it is STILL the largest, unreinforced concrete dome structure in the world. To this day, its architecture STILL cannot be replicated even with our technology!
Pantheon and the square outside.
Another shot of the Pantheon. Two kings are buried there as well as the great artist Rafael.
Inside the Pantheon.
Rome Opera House
Palazzo delle Esposizioni
Side street in Rome
Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, first King of the unified Italy
Inside the Coliseum...note the system of underground passageways underneath the original floor
Another shot of inside of Coliseum
Door guards in Vatican City
St. Peter's Square, setting up chairs to prepare for the Christmas Mass
Ceiling to the hallway leading to Sistine Chapel
Painting on the Ceiling of Constantine's Chapel, showing the Crucifix replacing the statue to a pagan god.
Closeup of painting on ceiling of Constantine's Chapel
Spiral staire case inside Vatican Museum