I had been to Florence several years ago, but this was my first visit to Rome. We had booked a tour that took us to St. Peter’s Basilica, the Colosseum and the immensely popular Trevi Fountain. It was probably the hottest day of our trip : 41 degrees Celsius.
Rome was probably my favourite part of our trip. The architecture is breathtaking, especially when you consider how old some of the buildings are. Again, shooting in the midday sun was challenging, but the strong light also provided some good high-contrast images.
Our visit to Florence was very quick, as we spent a few hours in the Uffizi Gallery and I was determined to have a nice, relaxing lunch in one of the piazzas with my husband. Aside from the sights, the highlight had to be Italian gelato!
Peering at the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica between two columns.
Inside St. Peter’s Basilica
One of the many sculptures inside St. Peter’s
This artist was sitting just outside St. Peter’s Square. I would have liked to see his sketch.
St. Peter’s Basilica is the world’s largest church. If you look closely, you can see visitors behind the railing atop the dome. It gives you an idea how big the building is.
Shadows at the gated entranceway of St. Peter’s.
One of the Swiss Guards of the Vatican
St. Peter’s Square
Looking out on St. Peter’s Square
Another view of the Colosseum
I loved how the shadows hit this doorway in Florence.
The obligatory shot of a motor scooter in Italy.
Entrance to what I image is a very fancy Florence apartment.
A scene from one of the piazzas in Florence.
The Uffizi Gallery
Another view of the Uffizi Gallery
Il Duomo di Firenze – the main church in Florence.
Another view of Il Duomo di Firenze.