Yep, the lovely, intelligent, knowledgable and kind Daniela Sarghini guided me around Rome basics (Forum, Pallatine Hill, Colleseum) yesterday and today the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s! The tours really were fascinating but the heat wore me down and I refused to stand in line to go inside the Colleseum! I will be doing this again…probably in the winter when the tourists are scarce and the weather is easier.
I suspect you’ll be able to recognize most of the monuments.
And Vatican City….
Instead of paint, they sometimes used different marble/stone for color variation. The shoe looks a tad small for the foot but who’s complaining?
Above is a two dimensional image ….on the ceiling! Looks like sculpture/cameo but not!
Bernini’s canopy over the Papal Altar. Look at those massive spiral legs! So impressive!
St.Peters looks a little puny eh? But look closely at the itsy bitsy people waaaaay back there! It’s the largest church in the world…our biggest, the National Cathedral in Washington, is about 3/4 the size!
Sorry, no photos allowed in Sistine Chapel. Otherwise, I took lots more photos but how much does a reader want to see, really?!?
Oh and I know you want to be sure the church is still standing after I left….