Posts Tagged Rome
Staring at the magnificence of the Sistine Chapel has been another of the moments of the Vespatour so intense that it’s impossible for words or pictures to describe it.
In particular I wanted to see the “hand of the creation” that, stylized by an artist friend of mine, I had chosen as logo for the blog.
Vatican Museums really deserve a visit, and the Sistine Chapel is the last stop of the long visit route, the apex of the wonders exhibited, as depicted in the sixteen photo gallery.
During the three days spent in Rome I couldn’t miss a romanesque-style funny evening devoted to the local cuisine: on august 21, together with Stefano, a Vespa fan who came to Rome from Como by train, we went to Ariccia, in the Castelli Romani area. The laughs and the juicy “porchetta scrocchiarella” (pork roast) of the “fraschette” (outdoor inns) have remained among the silliest things we did until now!
The stop in Rome couldn’t be complete without a photo in front of the Colosseum, shot by a passing girl wearing a t-shirt with “Monnalisa” written on it… thanks Monnalisa!
The next stop, on august 23, was going to be the Royal Palace of Caserta.
They say that all roads lead to Rome, and that’s what happened for the Vespatour, the solo journey on my Vespa I did in the summer of 2006.
After a long pause, the photo report of the journey continues with a three days stop in Rome, walking along the streets of the italian capital discovering historical places and staring at the most famous monuments lighted up by the august sun.
In a couple of days I walked among the “sacred monsters” of the Eternal City: from Piazza San Pietro to Villa Borghese, from Piazza Navona to Piazza di Spagna, from the Pantheon to the Trevi Fountain: memories so strongly impressed in my mind that I feel like being there again while browsing the 56 photos of the fifteen gallery, now almost 3 years later!
Still a few stops and the photo report of the Vespatour will be completed.