01 October 2011

Viva Il Papa!

I stole that title from this blog:

http://myshipwreckedsoul.tumblr.com/post/10768499797/viva-il-papa

Which hosts a video of the Papal Audience we attended yesterday! Btw, all family members of people attending are blessed too, especially the sick and elderly. Congratulations!

I'm only putting the clip that's in English up. I'm actually not sure my camera got the whole thing, for which I apologize (I'm sure it was operator error - my camera is pretty intelligent).

video


So that was the first hi-light of my day yesterday...the next was getting to go on what amounts to a scavenger hunt provided by Natalie's Italian professoressa. We covered a lot of ground...literally.

We went all through Castel San Angelo (totally worth 8 euro).




We walked across the only bride that has survived since Roman times (there's this tradition of putting a lock with your and your lover's name on it...it's like the Bridge of Eternal Love - and it's got a view!).



We went by Palazzo Farnese, now the French Embassy (Michelangelo did the edges of the roof).



We ran into Campo dei Fiori which was in the process of cleaning up from the morning market. Basically Pigeon Paradise.




Also home to creepy statue of a monk burned there during the Inquisition.



Okay, so maybe he's an interesting guy, this Giordano Bruno, but still...creepy...

Anywho, we then entered ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CHURCHES ON THE PLANET:





San Andrea delle Valle.

Che bella!

Then we realized we were late for dinner and took the buses home.

Not bad for a Wednesday.

Ciao,
Mari

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