Rome, Florence, Lucca and Umbria

  • Arch of Septimius Severus
  • Campidoglio designed by Michelangelo
  • Romulus & Remus, legendary founders of Rome
  • From the top of the Vittorio Emmanuele monument
  • View from the Vittorio Emmanuele monument
  • Gull
  • Statue at the National Museum of Rome
  • Statue at the National Museum of Rome
  • Niobide Ferita—440 BC
  • Pugliatore—1st Century BC
  • Pugliatore—“I could have been a contender.”
  • Face
  • Etruscan Funerary Urn Cover
  • Greek Face
  • Sarcophagus carving
  • Sarcophago con Corteo (Sarcophagus of a procession, 270 AD)
  • What me worry?
  • Another breakfast on our terrazzo
  • Rome B&B Bedroom
  • On the train to Firenze
  • Florence Il Duomo from Boboli Garden
  • Firence, Church of Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Il Duomo (We climbed up in 1976)
  • Campanile di Giotto (We climbed up in 2005)
  • Ghiberti Doors of Paradise (1425-52)
  • Ghiberti Door—Moses receiving the tablets
  • Ghiberti Door Closeup—Jacob and Esau
  • Ghiberti himself
  • Piazza della Signoria—Florence’s main square
  • Fountain of Neptune
  • Rape of the Sabines
  • Perseus decapitating Medusa
  • Hercules Beating the Centaur Nessus
  • On this spot Savonarola (a radical monk responsible for the Bonfire of the Vanities) was executed.
  • Uffizi Courtyard, Niccola Pisano
  • Archways leading from the Uffizi to the Ponte Vecchio
  • The archway closeup
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Looking from the Ponte Vecchio toward Il Duomo
  • Fine jewelery on the Ponte Vecchio
  • Chef Gino at Trattoria Icche C’è C’è
  • Our room in Hotel Privilège
  • View from Cindy and Sandro’s apartment
  • Il Bargello Courtyard
  • Il Bargello Plaques
  • Sante Croce Church Nave
  • Memorial to Marconi
  • Galileo’s tomb
  • Michelangelo”s tomb with the allegorical figures of Painting, Architecture, and Sculpture
  • Dante of Divine Comedy Fame