Another charming detail from the colonnade in front of St. Peter’s Baislica.
There are some lovely details to be seen when you walk around the square in front of St. Peter’s Basilica, waiting for your son waiting in line for the toilet.
The Vatican Museum is one huge jumbled curiosity cabinet with no room to move. But the rooms are cool 🙂
Remember to look up when standing in line for the Vatican Museum.
Detail from the garden you get released into after the Vatican Museum.
We didn’t make inside St. Peter’s Basilica during this visit. The lines were much too long. We did make inside the Vatican Museum on their once a months free entry day. This photo is from the garden where we collapsed after moving through the museum without room to even scratch your nose.
Did you know the pope once resided in Avignon? I didn’t when I came across the papal residence there. Admittedly it was a while ago, 1309 t0 1377.
I just love antique Rome…
This piece of tumbled marble was close to the grave of Julius Cesar. The kids were too tired, though, for us to spend much time looking for it.
These tress were probably not on the Palatine Hill when Emperor Augustus and Livia lived there, removed from the stifling heat of the forum itself. But surely there were some like them at that time.