I sniped this picture from the top of the Spanish steps

I sniped this picture from the top of the Spanish steps

coat of arms in Piazza Novana by the obelisk (Roman, not Egyptian - tour guide made that point)

coat of arms in Piazza Novana by the obelisk (Roman, not Egyptian – tour guide made that point)

Neptune being a boss close up

Neptune being a boss close up

Neptune, Trevi Fountain

Neptune, Trevi Fountain

good thing we got the fountain in it

good thing we got the fountain in it

first seeing the Trevi Fountain!

first seeing the Trevi Fountain!

campo de'fiori and tour 032

camera zoom is amazing

camera zoom is amazing

Hadrian's column 98 meters

Hadrian’s column 98 meters

Pantheon

Pantheon

in the Pantheon church

in the Pantheon church

The roof of the Pantheon -  the hole is open, so when it rains, the floor gets wet.  There are drains in the floor and that section is roped off on the ground, but it could start raining in the church during mass

The roof of the Pantheon – the hole is open, so when it rains, the floor gets wet. There are drains in the floor and that section is roped off on the ground, but it could start raining in the church during mass

One of the many frescoes in the Pantheon's Church

One of the many frescoes in the Pantheon’s Church

The Church curves, so this is the panoramic view

The Church curves, so this is the panoramic view

Did you know the Pantheon became a Church?

Did you know the Pantheon became a Church?

Pantheon

Pantheon

some ancient bath house columns

some ancient bath house columns

Some important baroque-style building in Piazza Navona

Some important baroque-style building in Piazza Navona

Piazza Navona.  See anything unusual?

Piazza Navona. See anything unusual?

Fountain in Piazza Navona, "Originally built as a stadium in the first century for athletic contests and chariot races, Piazza Navona is lined with luxurious cafes and Baroque palaces and is the home to three lavish fountains. It was laid out in the 15th century on the ruins of the stadium. From 1650 to the late 19th century the square was sometimes flooded in summer and used for aquatic games and staged naval battles. The square still retains its oval shape. The obelisk at the far end of the picture came from Egypt and was originally in the Circus of Maxentius but later moved to Piazza Navona."  http://goitaly.about.com/od/romeitaly/ss/piazzanavona.htm

Fountain in Piazza Navona, “Originally built as a stadium in the first century for athletic contests and chariot races, Piazza Navona is lined with luxurious cafes and Baroque palaces and is the home to three lavish fountains. It was laid out in the 15th century on the ruins of the stadium. From 1650 to the late 19th century the square was sometimes flooded in summer and used for aquatic games and staged naval battles. The square still retains its oval shape. The obelisk at the far end of the picture came from Egypt and was originally in the Circus of Maxentius but later moved to Piazza Navona.” http://goitaly.about.com/od/romeitaly/ss/piazzanavona.htm

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3 responses »

  1. Itch says:

    Did you expect Italy’s abundant antiquity?

  2. Mads says:

    HISTORYYYY. Gosh that’s cool.

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