Viaggia a Roma

Rome, Italy. The Eternal City. This is a collection of images from my trips to Rome in 2012, 2014, and 2015.  It was more amazing than I ever imagined to be in the Eternal City where history dates back about 3,000 years. The oldest things in America are quite new by Roman standards.

I’ve been able to experience many of the historic Roman sites such as the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill. I also visited some comparatively modern sites such as the Trevi Fountain and the Fountain of Four Rivers at Piazza Navonna and others.  In addition, I visited many Christian Holy sites and had the privilege to see His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI in 2012 and Pope Francis in 2014 and 2015.

My most recent trip allowed me the opportunity to visit and photograph some places I missed on the first two trips, such as the Papal Basilicas of St. John Lateran and St. Mary Major, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel and more. I was also able to revisit some places I’d been before, see them in a little different light (both literally and figuratively), and hopefully make some even better images.

Between the trips, I spent 15 days of taking 4200+ photos, dodging small cars and scooters, riding crowded metro trains, getting lost a few times and finding my way back (thanks iPhone!), enduring harrowing taxi rides, attending Mass at St. Peter’s, enjoying numerous plates of wonderful pasta with the occasional glass of wine or beer and topping it all off with the most awesome gelato (thanks, Valentino’s!).  This was all just a touch of ‘La Dolce Vita.’

There’s so much more to see and do that I can’t wait to visit again; I still feel that way after three visits. Fortunately, the Euro coin that I threw in the Trevi Fountain back in 2012 worked much sooner than I could have imagined. Unfortunately, since the fountain was under restoration during my last two visits, I wasn’t able to do throw another coin in during the last trips.  However, I have a good feeling that I’ll be back again someday … there’s still so much more to see, enjoy and, of course, photograph.

Ti amo, Roma!

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