Florence, day 1

Photo / Sep. 20, 2010

The famous duomo dome

The campanile (bell tower)

Looking down from the top of the dome

Best find at the Duomo museum: The middle finger of the right hand of John the Baptist

Mosaic ceiling in the baptistry

Rome, day 3

Photo / Sep. 18, 2010

Fountain near the Termini Station

The pizza at La Gallina Bianca (The White Chicken) was amazing.

Outside the Borghese Gallery

A statue/monument inside the Villa Borghese, which despite its name, is not a house, but a park. The umbrella pines are amazing; I wish we had them in the States.

George Washington Street!

Top of an arch in the Borghese park.

Jeff pointing the way out of the Villa Borghese park. Sadly my camera battery died short after taking this photo.

Rome, day 2

Photo / Sep. 17, 2010

Statue bits laying about a courtyard in the Capitoline Museums.

One of the walls in that same courtyard.

St. Peter’s Square

An illegal photo of the Sistine Chapel ceiling. It’s just mean that they won’t let you take photos.

Late afternoon light through the drum of St. Peter’s Basilica’s main dome.

Hoodlums and drunken teenagers at the Spanish Steps.

Mmmm … gelato.

Rome, day 1

Photo / Sep. 16, 2010

Piazza della Rontonda and the Pantheon.

Piazza Navona and Bernini’s famous Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of Four Rivers.)

The Moro fountain on the south end of Piazza Navona.

Many buildings in Rome have these architectural spots for saints, but this one was particularly beautiful.

The Vittorio Emanuele II monument (aka “the wedding cake”) and crazy Italian drivers.

The Arch of Contantine seen from the Colosseum.