Italy Photos 2: More Rome
Trajan's Markets - a large shopping centre with a very modern feel
The markets from the outside
A row of shops in Trajan's markets
The Castell Sant'Angelo - originally the mausoleum of Hadrian and other emperors,
later turned into a fortress.
The Pantheon - a huge temple to all the main gods, built by Hadrian.
The porch of the Pantheon
Inside the Pantheon. It had a vast dome - 43m wide - the largest in the world at that time.
At the top of the dome is the Oculus, a 9m hole.
The Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican - the home of the pope.
The Basilica is one of the biggest churches in the world.
The dome of St. Peter's
The famous Pieta by Michelangelo, in St. Peter's Basilica. It shows Mary holding her son Jesus after his crucifixion.
A row of Roman busts in the Vatican Museum
Another very famous ancient statue - the Apollo Belvedere.
The Lacoon statue, a masterpiece of ancient art. The priest Laocoon has warned the Trojans
not to take the wooden horse into the city. Athena helps the Greeks by sending two giant snakes to kill him and his sons.
The School of Athens - painting by Raphael in the Vatican, showing lots of Greek Philosophers
The Sarcophagus of Emperor Constantine, in purple porphyry stone
The Trevi Fountain
Obelisk in Piazza Navona - one of the many obelisks stolen from Egypt by the Romans