Wednesday, December 23, 2009

November 22, 2009

Nothing quite like Italian Cappucino.

We started the day with a trip to the Pantheon, since it was closed during our walking tour. The dome is amazing, and I wonder if they will ever solve the mystery of how it was built and survived all of the earthquakes and such that destroyed Rome in the past. And of course, part of the novel Angels and Demons.

Then it was over to the Borghese Gallery:

Which houses a beautiful private collection that you cannot take pictures of, unless of course you are walking the outside gardens and the windows are open. So here are Bernini's Apollo and Daphane and the Rape of Persephone.

After the museum it was a tour of the gardens that ended with an overlook at the Piazza del Popolo, which was really pretty at night.

And to cap off the evening we went into the Santa Maria Del Popolo Church to see the Caravaggio of St. Peter's Crucifixion

and the Chigi Chapel (you know, Santi's tomb, the demon hole, the altar of Eart), thank you Angel's and Demon fans.

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