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Dog days at Villa Borghese, Rome

On Tuesday, 4 October, we planned to walk to Galleria Borghese. It was a wonderful sunny day and our first full day sight-seeing. We walked at a leisurely pace to Santa Maria del Popolo and admired the statues in the piazza. Julie beckoned us to tour the church… Hey! We are on a film set… […]

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Church of Santa Maria in Trivio, Rome

The church which is just around the corner from the fountain has frescos on the vault by Antonio Gheradi, showing ‘Stories of the Virgin’ Trivio, corrupted into ‘trevi’ gave its name to the district and to the famous fountain. On the right of the photo you can see Lesley updating Sandra, Julie and Bronwyn on […]

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Church of San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome

This church near the Piazza Navona was the first visit by our group to view the collection of paintings and frescoes. Although the church was busy there was a rich range of exquisite work to view. There are frescoes by Domenichino and a fine Caravaggio of St. Matthew. The lighting is usually an issue in […]

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