An Evening Stroll, Via Sistina

An after dinner stroll along Via Sistina to the Spanish Steps. This narrow alley-like street ends with a view of a replica of the Flaminian Obelisk on the Piazza Trinità dei Monti. I think the red lights here contrast nicely against the twilight sky, giving the scene a relaxed vibe. Advertisements

The Corridor of Maps

The Gallery of Maps, or Galleria delle carte geografiche (sounds more sexy in Italian), is a corridor containing 40 panels of maps depicting the regions of Italy. I particularly liked the intricately decorated ceiling in this corridor, which is well-lit enough to see the frescoes and carvings. At the risk of being too gimmicky, the …

We Are In Love

Found outside Chiesa dei Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio, near the Trevi Fountain. Love struck couples write their names on the locks, attack them onto the gate and chuck the key away, presumably into the fountain. Last I heard, church authorities were not amused and were actively trying to initiate a lock-down (ahem) on this practice, …