Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Rome - Other Sights 1

After the overload at the St. Peter's Basilica, 
we walked towards Castel de St'Angelo.

Angel with a veil, one of the angels in the Ponte Sant'Angelo (Tiber bridge).

Ponte Sant'Angelo or the River Tiber bridge, undoubtedly the most 
beautiful bridge in Rome. It has statues of angels along both sides and is the main 
access to go to the basilica of St. Peter and Vatican City.

Castelo de Sant'Angelo. Too bad it was already closed when we arrived.

We passed by streets lined with new and so tiny cars.

And roads filled with huge and old buildings.

Tight streets.

Then Rome at night.

The Fontana di Trevi - or Trevi Fountain in English is the largest Baroque fountain in the city 
and the most beautiful in the world.

The famous rite of throwing a coin in the fountain has two main explanations. First, the Ancient Romans used often to throw coins in fountains, rivers or lakes to make the Gods of water favor their journey and help them go back home safely. Second, this tradition has been invented to raise funds for the maintenance of the fountain.

First day in Rome and so far from Veni, vidi, vici. (I came, I saw, I conquered).
Just a tip of the iceberg.

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