This whole town is like a museum. Everywhere you turn, relics from the last two thousand years abound. You really get an idea of how young North America is walking around here. Still, I keep wondering how much suffering had to take place to make such a plethora of monumental artifacts. I keep saying, "I wonder how many slaves died making that?" We didn't see the Pope, apparently he's not in Rome, though he is in Italy. We're going to try to go over there today and see some of the treasures, I mean, how could I say I went to Rome and skipped the Sistine Chapel?
Here's that picture I tried and tried to upload from Venice. A bit startling, no?