Last pano from Rome; This one is from the top of the Victor Emanuel II monument, overlooking Piazza Venezzia (often called “the heart of Rome.”)
St. Peter’s Square from the top of the Basillica dome (about 500 feet.)
In St. Peter’s Square: Here are some (first of three posts – hopefully) panoramas from Rome.
From Piazza Venezzia we walked south to Isola Tiberina and then strolled through the Jewish Ghetto. Tons of vendors and delicious aromas as dinner time approached.
Standing next to Piazza Venezia (the piazza at the heart of Rome), this monument is… well, take a look!
On Friday (our last full day in Rome), we started out for the Palatine Hill (home of the Emperors’ palaces). We were planning to go to the Roman Forum (a large archeological area next to the hill) and then to continue to other sites. …and then it rained. We saw it coming (being on top of a hill!), and made it to the tiny Palatine museum for shelter from the thunderstorm. Eventually, the rain let up enough that we could cover the 1/2 mile of twisty paths to the nearest metro. (We went back out later in the day when the rain passed.)
…and inside that unimposing exterior? wow!
Classic Italian; The heart of a neghborhood complete with fountain and church.
Wild life spotted.
View off the back; Colosseum, Palantine Hill, Roman Forum, … #oooh #aaah