Sue and John’s Trip to Italy
     June 15-June 23, 2009
The curtain behind our window that
Looked out to the Piazza Farnese…
We stayed with the Bridgine Sisters…in
Their monaster...
A Bridgine Sister
Walking home….
Our view….
Another View: French
   Embassy with
   architecture by
 Michelangelo (the
  roof projection)
Michelangelo’s Roof Projection
John looking out from our
room at the Brigidine
monastery,… Roma!!!
The sisters would
Sing like angels
And the bell would
Sound at
7am….

..the day begins!
,,,content…
Our Beautiful Terrace
Bernini…..
An Italian artist
exploring Piazza
  Navona…..
Ancient Rome with
   new Rome
wrapped around….
View from
the table of
  our first
  lunch in
   Italy….
John and
Bernini….
Dinner on Piazza Navona….
In front of the Bernini ‘Four Rivers’ fountain
Four Rivers….
This picture doesn’t do it
justice but….I was thrilled to
 find this obelisk,…brought
      over from Egypt by
      Augus...
Morning of
 John’s 60th
Birthday…St.
    Peter’s
   Basilica,
Vatican City
Sue wears a
dress for John’s
     BD!!!
With his holiness……
John received a BD blessing…
An Italian artist
on a mission from
  God…..to the
Sistine Chapel….
Some BD dreams do come true……
Yoga in the
  Vatican
Museum……
John was inspired to take communion at St.
         Peter’s….on his BD…..
A taxi ride to the train station…
Our Terrace in Florence…..
Piazza del
Duomo….
Climbing
Brunelleschi’s
  incredible
  …..Dome
John looking off
       ‘del
Duomo’….onto
  the beautiful
city of Florence
‘Contra Posta’ in
  the Pallazo
   Vecchio…
Contemplating in
 Florence….@
  the ‘Orto de
 Medici’ Hotel…
   beautiful…
Farmacia Santa
  Novella….
Back to Rome…..
Back to our beloved Brigidine home…
On our last
day….it rained at
the Pantheon!!!!!
 Another dream-
  come-true…
Rain in the
Pantheon
In the Pantheon,…in the rain….
Forum Pillars….
Italiano!!!!
Colosseum…..
The remnants of a
 temple built by
Augustus Caesar
  for his sister
   Octavia…..
Last
sunset….
In Roma.
Last evening….. on our beloved Piazza
Farnese, sipping espresso and sambuca…..
John at FCO airport……
Arrivederci Roma! Lo amiamo!
Our journey was a little piece of magic.
      We met many, very special people.
              We were enriched.
         ...
Sue And John’S Trip To Italy
Sue And John’S Trip To Italy
Sue And John’S Trip To Italy
Sue And John’S Trip To Italy
Sue And John’S Trip To Italy
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  1. 1. Sue and John’s Trip to Italy June 15-June 23, 2009
  2. 2. The curtain behind our window that Looked out to the Piazza Farnese… We stayed with the Bridgine Sisters…in Their monastery that dates from the 1300’s…...
  3. 3. A Bridgine Sister Walking home….
  4. 4. Our view….
  5. 5. Another View: French Embassy with architecture by Michelangelo (the roof projection)
  6. 6. Michelangelo’s Roof Projection
  7. 7. John looking out from our room at the Brigidine monastery,… Roma!!!
  8. 8. The sisters would Sing like angels And the bell would Sound at 7am…. ..the day begins!
  9. 9. ,,,content…
  10. 10. Our Beautiful Terrace
  11. 11. Bernini…..
  12. 12. An Italian artist exploring Piazza Navona…..
  13. 13. Ancient Rome with new Rome wrapped around….
  14. 14. View from the table of our first lunch in Italy….
  15. 15. John and Bernini….
  16. 16. Dinner on Piazza Navona…. In front of the Bernini ‘Four Rivers’ fountain
  17. 17. Four Rivers….
  18. 18. This picture doesn’t do it justice but….I was thrilled to find this obelisk,…brought over from Egypt by Augustus after he conquered Mark Antony and Cleopatra….. ….I touched the obelisk… and….now I am a little part of the story….
  19. 19. Morning of John’s 60th Birthday…St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City
  20. 20. Sue wears a dress for John’s BD!!!
  21. 21. With his holiness……
  22. 22. John received a BD blessing…
  23. 23. An Italian artist on a mission from God…..to the Sistine Chapel….
  24. 24. Some BD dreams do come true……
  25. 25. Yoga in the Vatican Museum……
  26. 26. John was inspired to take communion at St. Peter’s….on his BD…..
  27. 27. A taxi ride to the train station…
  28. 28. Our Terrace in Florence…..
  29. 29. Piazza del Duomo….
  30. 30. Climbing Brunelleschi’s incredible …..Dome
  31. 31. John looking off ‘del Duomo’….onto the beautiful city of Florence
  32. 32. ‘Contra Posta’ in the Pallazo Vecchio…
  33. 33. Contemplating in Florence….@ the ‘Orto de Medici’ Hotel… beautiful…
  34. 34. Farmacia Santa Novella….
  35. 35. Back to Rome…..
  36. 36. Back to our beloved Brigidine home…
  37. 37. On our last day….it rained at the Pantheon!!!!! Another dream- come-true…
  38. 38. Rain in the Pantheon
  39. 39. In the Pantheon,…in the rain….
  40. 40. Forum Pillars….
  41. 41. Italiano!!!!
  42. 42. Colosseum…..
  43. 43. The remnants of a temple built by Augustus Caesar for his sister Octavia…..
  44. 44. Last sunset…. In Roma.
  45. 45. Last evening….. on our beloved Piazza Farnese, sipping espresso and sambuca…..
  46. 46. John at FCO airport……
  47. 47. Arrivederci Roma! Lo amiamo!
  48. 48. Our journey was a little piece of magic. We met many, very special people. We were enriched. We were blessed. We are changed for the better. Music by Sergio Franchi and Lucia Battista Photoshop, PowerPoint and commentary by Susan … Journey inspired by John’s 60th Birthday and…. Sue’s 50th!

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