Of course I was most impressed by all the usual tourist attractions, like the Colloseum, Fontana di Trevi, Piaza Navonna, Boca de la Verita, etc... but most of all by the Musei Vaticani and Saint Peter's Cathedral. I have hundreds of photos, not all of them of very good quality, but here are some that remained in my memory:
my hands were so shaky when I saw Michelangelo's chef d'oeuvre, that this is the best photo I managed to take of the Pieta inside St Paul's:
Of course that when we started touring the pinacoteca I was crazed out, and look how shaky I was when seeing da Vinci's St. Jeronimo:
I'm also proud to have seen a Dali:
cuola di Atene
Also, without the fear of God the medieval man would not have been controlled, without the monasteries ancient books would not have been passed on nor translated, nor copied for that matter! so, all the sins that the Church had during those dark ages are washed clean in my eyes due to all the good that they did.
So I can say firmly that I am an admirer, a believer, a worshiper of beauty in the arts and nature, an heretic in the matter of books and beliefs and a lover of everything aesthetic.
I would love to have or at least to read Pope Benedict XVI - Joseph Ratzinger's autobiography book :
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