Thursday, July 13, 2017

Gallivanting Around Rome

These pictures are of Rome, first arrival and a night ride to the Vatican...the climb up the dome of St Peter's in the Vatican City the next morning after standing in line to get in and pass metal detectors, the new reality in a world of terrorism. All 515 steps climbed in a series of contortionist stairs progressively worse the tighter the cupola gets higher up. Also a pause in the roof where souvenirs and refreshments are sold and where there are...toilets. Then inside St Peter's followed by some outside views and photos of Swiss Guards etc...and then we rode rented Vespa 300s to lunch well outside the walls in a restaurant built around Roman walls made with discarded pottery 

7 comments:

Trobairitz said...

Riding Vespas in Rome? Now you're having too much fun.

Wait - can you have to much fun doing that?

I am enjoying all of the pictures.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the pictures. I'm enjoying them very much

Conchscooter said...

Wish you all were here. Everyone should ride Vespas in Rome...

Anonymous said...

Those steps remind me when I walked all the way up the Statue of Liberty many years ago

Jerome Johnson said...

The pictures are stunning------I will say a prayer for all of the overweight tourists!

Canajun said...

Loving the pictures. Rome's on my bucket list so this is a nice teaser. Some of those old cathedral spiral stairways can be pretty tight and narrow - claustrophobics take heed. I discovered this spring that it's actually possible to get dizzy in them, and 500+ steps would probably get you there.

Garythetourist said...

Great shots my friend....keep them coming please!