Destination: Roma Day: III

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.

Termini Rome

Christmas morning outside room 320, Hotel Camelia, Rome.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! from Kellie and Bobby

San Giovanni in Laterano

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.

Presepe 2011  - Lateran Church

2011 Presepe (Nativity Scene) at Lateran Church.

Bronze door to Roman Curia

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.

Roman Curia

Door handle on the bronze Curia door.

2011 Presepe

Presepe at another church. Rome 2011.

Rome sculpture

Sculpture inside Sant’ Ignazio di Loyola Church.

Carabinieri officers at Piazza Navona

Carabinieri officers with Piazza Navona visible beyond the buildings.

Dolce at Piazza Navona

Dolci at Piazza Navona Festival/Market.


Rome: A Worldly Destination.

Buon Natale

Campo de’ Fiore: An English Christmas tree.


Strolling through Trastevere (neighborhood) on Christmas evening.


Orecchiette with spinach and sausage.


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