Swiss guards at Vatican. Change of guards, one to another, captured together.
This is a small village called Monterosso, which is part of Cinque Terre a collection of ‘five – lands/ five villages’. It is located in North West Italy and is now a UNESCO World heritage Site. In ancient and medieval times, this was an outpost often invaded by pirates and Vikings.
We trekked 2 hours to a cliff top and got this gorgeous view of the village.
The Trevi Fountain in Rome is such a magical place…the maddening rain did not stop hordes of tourists like me from going and throwing in a few cents, hoping that those would bring them back here someday!!
I happened to be in Venice for their famous Carnival, and the seafront boardwalk was buzzing with masked and costumed people, with their faces painted and plenty of vendors probably having their highest sales for the year! Check it out on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnival_of_Venice