Angels and Demons: A Tour Rome
We went on Sunday, so the churches we visited were having services. We visited :
Santa Maria del Popolo Church (Piazza del Popolo)
St. Peter's square
Of course everyone knows St. Peter's Basilica. Notice that Bernini designed the piazza as a Keplerian ellipse, which was a not-so-subtle dig at Church dogma. At each focus of the ellipse, the columns line up, allowing you to see out of the square.
Santa Maria della Vittoria Church (Largo di Santa Susanna)
The Pantheon was built more than two thousand years ago to be the personal temple of the Roman emperor. It really does defy description.
Piazza della Minerva
This is the church where Gallileo was tried, and where he was later forced to recant his discoveries.
Castel Sant’Angelo and “il Passetto”
I've posted a new gallery of the photos that came out reasonably well.