Merry Christmas, Boldog Kara’csonyt, and Buon Natale! Today we focused on public spaces and churches, since attractions and historical sites were closed for the holiday.
Christmas morning outside room 320, Hotel Camelia, Rome.
Merry Christmas! from Kellie and Bobby
Papal Archbasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano (originally 324 AD). It was the first Papal Basilica and now has the tombs of six Popes. It is the official church of the Pope, as he is the Bishop of Rome.
2011 Presepe (Nativity Scene) at Lateran Church.
Lateran Church: Remember the Curia Julia…the original Senate building in the Forum? Its door is a duplicate. This is the original, solid bronze door from the Roman Senate. It is approx. 25 feet high.
Door handle on the bronze Curia door.
Presepe at another church. Rome 2011.
Sculpture inside Sant’ Ignazio di Loyola Church.
Carabinieri officers with Piazza Navona visible beyond the buildings.
Dolci at Piazza Navona Festival/Market.
Rome: A Worldly Destination.
Campo de’ Fiore: An English Christmas tree.
Strolling through Trastevere (neighborhood) on Christmas evening.
Orecchiette with spinach and sausage.