Holiday in Rome and South Lazio       Monday 2nd July - Monday 16th July 2012.

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Day 1    -    Tuesday 3rd July

We walked around a mosaic trail from one of the guide books. Our start point was San Giovani in Laterano; we took a bus to reach there.

Below are some of the mosaics on our walk. Two churches were closed so we were unable to enter.

Triclinio Leoniano - opposite San Giovani in Laterano

Originally in the banqueting hall of Pope Leo III.

San Giovani in Laterano

Apse decoration

Santo Stefano Rotundo

Apse Decoration

Santa Maria in Domnica

Apse Decoration

Santa Maria Maggiore

Apse Decoration

There were other things to see during the walk.

Organ in San Giovani in Laterano.

A sixteenth century organ

Obelisk in Piazza behind San Giovani in Laterano

San Giovani in Laterano

Font in Baptistery

San Giovani in Laterano

Ornate and gilded ceiling

Remains of Roman water aqueduct near to The Colosseum

Later we walked along to the Pantheon and Piazza Navona looking for dinner.

Dinner in the piazza in front of the Pantheon

Dinner in the piazza in front of the Pantheon

The Pantheon

The front of the iconic building