Saint Peter’s, Rome, Italy

Saint Peter’s Basilica features a limitless number of opportunities to take great photos. Of the many I took, this is my favorite so I put it here first in the post:

DSC_3328The light was perfect and the light is what matters most in any photograph. Going back to the beginning, here’s a view from outside:

DSC_3344People line up to enter the basilica. We were lucky to avoid that line by entering via another tour. Going back inside, don’t miss the statue of Saint Peter, worn by millions of people touching his foot:

DSC_3305The interior of this massive structure will impress and amaze:

DSC_3292No doubt about it:

DSC_3297It was pleasant inside as nearly all visitors show great respect for the site:

DSC_3326Linger as long as you can. There’s plenty to see.

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Pan over Ancient Rome

I took this little video from atop the Palantine Hill. On the left is the Roman Forum and ancient temples, panning all the way to the right where the Colosseum Stands. Take a look.

Just imagine, this was the very center of the known world about 2,000 years ago. Incredible.

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Cantina dei Papi, Rome

Cantina dei Papi has a few locations in Rome. I stopped in to the one in the Trastevere neighborhood for a snack while in the city.

eC+400HgRwWwlgZucGcbXwThe place serves simple fare, mostly charcuterie, which can be quite tasty along with a nice bottle of wine. Here’s what we enjoyed:

IMG_2329It was a great snack, one that primed us for a fantastic dinner.

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Colosseum, video

Here’s another look at the Colosseum from the interior, this time a video pan from the floor level. It gives you a good sense of what it might have been like looking up at the audience.

If you have the time, take in as much of the Colosseum as possible, including a tour of the substructures, the highest points, and around the exterior. A knowledgeable guide or doing your homework about the site will make any visit that much better.

Published in: on November 11, 2018 at 11:38 am  Leave a Comment  
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