Friday, April 8, 2011

Mishap Sunday, II: Trastevere

We left St. Peter's Square and headed down Via Conciliazione--built after Italy and the Vatican finally had made nice in the 20th century (thank you, Prime Minister Mussolini)--in search of a bus back to the metro and our campground. Defeated. But, despite or because of some bad advice/directions, we never did find the bus stop, and so continued on to the Tiber. At this point, Vicki became determined to rehabilitate at least part of the day, by visiting the Villa Farnese and its Rafaels.
So this time of year, Via Conciliazione is decked out in
bronze sculptures of the way and stations of the Cross; and
with Crucifixion re-enactors 
















Roman soldier Crucifixion re-enactors














Possibly would rather be somewhere else; maybe a Viking
ship or Wagnerian opera















Castle San Angelo; originally Hadrian's Tomb; later a hide-
out for besieged popes















Photo-shoot on the Tiber


















Ditto


















Tiber nearly at flood














Roman pizza, sold by the slice/kilo; a very, very, very, very
distant second to Neapolitan; more mishap














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Sans guidebook (we had carried only the pages
for the Vatican Museums) we headed on to the
Villa Farnese, planning to see the Rafaels
there





















Chiuso domenica e festivi; duh...; still
hoping to save some of the day, we headed
on further, into the Medieval warren/former
Jewish ghetto of Trastevere





















Street scene in Trastevere


















Ditto

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