2 pairs of shoes, 2 jackets, 2 shirts, 1 belt, 1 pair of sandals, and... 700 (yes!) snapshots of one of Europe's grandest-looking cities. Here, take a look at some of them:
2. Tourists learn that the best way to see Rome is on foot.
3. Heavenly light shines on the city after a day of rain.
4. Yellow ochre, orange, burnt siena, peach, and raw umber. Who says a metropolis has to be gray?
6. After an elevator ride, one still needs to climb 320 steps to the tip of the dome to catch this magnificent view of St. Peter's Square.
7. The only way to see the altar from the dome was through a thick wire fence. :-(
8. Thousands of plastic chairs are still lined up on St. Peter's Square the day after Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Easter mass.
10. One may get a glimpse of the crowded piazza from inside the Pantheon.
11. A fragment of the Colosseum's arena peeks through silhouetted buttresses.
12. The only source of light inside the Pantheon is a hole in the ceiling.
13. The sun outlines the beauty of the trees at the Roman Forum.
14. The monument of Vittorio Emmanuel II (united Italy's first king) stands proudly at the center of Rome.
15. The remains of the temple of Castor and Pollux at the Forum rises against the blue sky.
16. Sculptural Italian pine trees are seen outside one of the Colosseum's scenic windows.
18. Inside, one has to walk through the stunning Hall of Maps to reach the Sistine Chapel.
19. A formal balance characterizes most of Roman architecture.
20. The Vatican Museum's spiral staircase provides a most dramatic exit.