Riverside Rome

A short walk between three of Rome’s bridges in January provided plenty of time to explore some beautiful settings.

Ponte Vittorio Emanuele II was our first stop en route to the La Befana Parade. As it was a public holiday, the lack of traffic and brilliant blue skies both made for perfect photo opportunities.

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From the bridge, the Castel Sant’Angelo stood out magnificently.

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As did the dome of St Peter’s, and the Church/complex of Santa Spirito in Sassia. The latter was founded by Saxon King Ine of Wessex, who abdicated from his throne to be nearer to the tomb of St Peter and the Vatican.

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Moving along the river to Ponte Sant’Angelo, dominated by Castel Sant’Angelo…

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A bridge dominated by Bernini’s magnificent angels

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And from there along Lungotevere Tor di Nona to Ponte Umberto I, where sights include the Palazzo di Giustizia.

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A year and a half later and a different season saw us back at Castel Sant Angelo in time for sunset over St Peter’s and the Ponte Sant Angelo…

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