A View from St. Peter’s Basilica

   St. Peter Square, Rome


  A Photo by Maria C. Mansella






The greatest treasures of Rome, “The Eternal City” surround you! Take a stroll trough the Arch of Constantine, stop by the the Coliseum, Circus Maximus and Capitoline Hill. Walk along the Sacred Way, one of the famous streets of ancient Rome and enter the remarkable ruins of the Roman Forum. Explore the wonders of Vatican City as you enter St. Peter’s Basilica, the Catholic word’s largest church. Visit the Vatican’s Museum and the Sistine Chapel where you will admire Michelangelo’s superbly-painted ceiling. If Venice is the "City of Canals", Verona the "City of Balconies", Rome is certainly the "City of Fountains". Toss two coins into the Trevi Fountain, one to make a wish to come true, and another to ensure you return to Rome. In the evening, you will enjoy Piazza Navona with the Bernini’s "Fountain of the Four Rivers" (Danube, Ganges, Nile, and Rio de la Plata). You may opt to go for a walk, “una passeggiata” or as Romans would say “uno struscio”,  in Piazza di Spagna, or among the most renowned for high-fashion shops: via Condotti, via del Baduino, via Margutta and via dei Borgognoni.

In the busy rush of Roman summer days, may you find a quite place to pause and think about the things that mean the most to you during this life-long journey!