36GB of Photos from Rome, Naples and Emilia-Romagna

Rome - Piazza Venezia and Il Vittoriano during the rain

I’m slowly trudging through the 36GB of photos taken during my Italy trip last May. If you’re interested in seeing some unique perspectives on Rome, Naples and towns within Emilia-Romagna, check out my Flickr page (I’ll go back and add descriptions and tags after I’m done uploading everything).

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Best of the Italia Beer Festival in EUR, Rome

A few days ago, some new friends and I ventured out to EUR (Esposizione Universale Roma), a neighborhood outside of central Rome built by Mussolini for what would’ve been the site for the World’s Fair of 1942 if he hadn’t gone all cray-cray into World War II. We were there for the Italia Beer Festival, a celebration of craft brewers in Italy.

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Video of the Pantheon interior and Piazza Navona in Rome

As always, my goal is delivering the experience of being at a place through writing, photos and/or video. Below are three panoramic views of the interior of the Pantheon, an impressive structure built by the ancient Romans just under 100 years after the time of Jesus, and Piazza Navona, the grandest square in Centro Storico. Highlights of the former include the oculus, an “eye” at the top of the dome that lets in both sunlight and rain. The latter features Bernini’s legendary Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, an impressive fountain sitting near the steps of Sant’Agnese in Agone.

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The nearly supermoon over Rome’s Centro Storico

Tomorrow night, the world will catch a glimpse of a supermoon, the night in the year when the moon comes closest to Earth and thus appears larger to us. I walked through the Centro Storico (“Historic Center”) district of Rome tonight and captured some of the world’s most famous landmarks against the (almost) supermoon.

Full moon and the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi in Piazza Navona
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The Basilica di San Giovanni, pizza and supplì along Via Merulana and video of the Colosseo at night

Colosseo at night

While today may not have been as wild as my first night in Rome, it certainly was productive. I had my first of many cups of gelato and slices of pizza during this trip, and it was certainly interesting when I tried to order a new SIM card at Telecom Italia Mobile (there are still bumps in my Italian listening comprehension). All’s well that ends well, and I now have an Italian phone number, as well as a taste for more snacks. Continue reading “The Basilica di San Giovanni, pizza and supplì along Via Merulana and video of the Colosseo at night”