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Ceiling Frescos. Vatican Museum.


Vatican Sky

Vatican Sky


Evening in Rome

It is hard to imagine what is going on nowadays in Rome. But in October 2018 it was as always beautiful, pleasant and hospitable place for tourists. The following pictures showing one evening promenade around the city. Days in October are not so long this is why in just three or so hours the sunlight faded away.

Ancient Rome Ruins

 

Evening Shadows

 

Domes of Rome

 

Piazza Venezia

 

Unione Militare

 

Piazza di Spagna

 

Trattoria Romana, Piazza di Spagna

 

Evening Sky in Rome

 

Lion Fountain, Piazza del Popolo

 

Sofia, Piazza Napoletana

 

Street Fruit Market

 

Benso Restaurant patio

 

Fountain Trevi in the Evening

 

Ancient Aqueduct


Gianicolo

Rome from the above

Janiculum Hill, considered by many as the eighth hill of Rome, is a peaceful and refreshing attraction close to the city center. As you walk up its pathways, you’ll enjoy superb views of the city.

Janiculum became very popular due to the important historical rolethat it played in the defence of the city. Becoming the setting for the battle in which Garibaldi repelled an attack from French troops, its paths are full of sculptures of the heroes, including Giuseppe Garibaldi.

Gianicolo Hill

Gianiculum Terreca is the best place to observe Rome from the above. It is not only for that purpose there are a lot of interesting things to see there.  The Park of famous people busts, the beautiful sycamore alleys, lighthouse, and of course the best view of St. Peter’s Cathedral Dome.

 

Garibaldi

 

Equestrian monument of Anita Garibaldi

 

Gianicolo Park of Busts

 

Alley

 

Sycamore Alley

 

Manfredi Lighthouse

 

The Best view of St.Peter Cathedral Dome

 

LOVE!

 

Love is flying above the city and you can see that all over around the Gianicolo Hill.

 

Us


Ancient and Modern

Fonatana del Moro


Piazza Navona, Rome

Piazza Navona

Piazza Navona is the beautiful tourist place – square of three fountains.

Fountain of Neptune

 

Fiumi Fountain

 

Fontana del Moro


Trevi Fountain

Trevi Fountian

The name ‘Trevi’ means ‘three-ways’ and is said to refer to the junction of three roads on Piazza dei Cruciferi. There was also a famous Goddess named Trivia. She protected the streets of Rome and had three heads so she could see everything going on around her.  She would always stand on the corners where three streets met.

The Greek sea God Oceanus

 

The triton and the horse

 

Piazza di Trevi


Colosseum, Rome


The Colosseum is listed as one of the New7Wonders of the World.

There are two facts impressed me mostly after visiting this tourist object.

This huge and complicated engineering construction has been built just in seven years. The Colosseum is an immense work of engineering, and needed professional, skilled workers. Slaves would only have been used in the quarries to quarry the stone needed.

Nowadays we can see just skeleton of that beautiful masterpiece. It happened not just because of time and nature disasters but people. All the numerous statues and marble tiles from exterior and interior decor have been robbed by Romans to build their own palaces. Even Vatican took place in that robbery.

Only one’s imagination can draw the real view of this Architectural, Engineering and Art Masterpiece.


Rome Sky

Rome view from Vatican

Rome Sky


Triton Fountain

Fountain in Rome

Triton Fountain


Tunnel Gianicolo, Rome

Walking around Rome

Tunnel Gianicolo, Rome


Piazza del Popolo, Rome

Lion Fountain in Rome

Piazza del Popolo, Rome


Palatine Hill, Rome

Palatine Hill. Rome

Palatine Hill


Goodbye Florence!

Florence Street

Somewhere in Florence


Piazza dela Republica, Florence

Piazza della Repubblica is one of the main squares in Florence and marks the center of the city since Roman times. The Colonna della Dovizia or also known as the Column of Abundance marks the point where the cardus and decumanus maximi met and where the Roman forum stood.

Colonna della Dovizia

Column of Abundance


Image

Murals

Florence house


The Basilica di Santa Croce

The Basilica di Santa Croce

 

Sanctuary

 

The crucifixion of Christ

Our Lady

Last Supper

 

Galileo Galilei has been called the “father of observational astronomy”.

 

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni. Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet of the High Renaissance born in the Republic of Florence.

 

Dante Alighieri was the major Italian poet of the Late Middle Ages. His Divine Comedy is widely considered the most important poem of the Middle Ages and the greatest literary work in the Italian language.

 

The first Italian poet

Dante Alighieri was the major Italian poet of the Late Middle Ages.

 

Santa Croce Backyard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Florence Cathedral

Duomo under the stormy sky

Florence Cathedral, formally the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, is the cathedral of Florence, Italy. It was begun in 1296 in the Gothic style to a design of Arnolfo di Cambio and was structurally completed by 1436, with the dome designed by Filippo Brunelleschi.

Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore

Frescos and Sculptures on a front of Duomo


Uffizi

Uffizy Museum

Ceiling Fresco

 

Entrance to Tribuna

 

The Tribuna of the Uffizi is an octagonal room in the Uffizi gallery, Florence, Italy. Designed by Bernardo Buontalenti for Francesco I de’ Medici for Cosimo I de’ Medici[1] in 1584, the most important antiquities and High Renaissance and Bolognese paintings from the Medici collection were and still are displayed here.

 

Saint Sebastian

 

Madonna with the child

 

Madonna of the Pomegranate
Alessandro Filipepi, detto BOTTICHELI

 

Immaculate Conception with Six Saints,
Piero di Cosimo

Portrait of a young man
PERUGINO, Pietro Vannuci

 

Greek

Laocoon and His Sons by Baccio Bandinelli

 

Supper with a Lute Player by Gerri van Honthorst

 

The Birth of Venus, Alessandro Filipepi, detto BOTTICHELLI


Florence at Night

 

View from Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence
Amazing view from Piazzale Michelangelo. The most remarkable attractions of the city Palazzo Vecchio, Florence Cathedral and Basilica di Santa Croce dominate on a city scape at night-time.