white Victor Emanuel Monument (20th century) is in the left foreground.
Directly behind the monument is the church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli,
the official church of the Commune di Roma. In the right foreground, at
the top of the dark grey ramp, is the Campidoglio, including the Commune
di Roma (the city government of Rome, center, with tower) and the two Capitoline
Museums, surrounding Michalangelo's decorated Piazza on the Capitoline
hill. The Forum Romanum lies between the Campidoglio and the Coloseum.
The 1999 archeological digs are at and off the left edge of the picture,
and the Palatine hill is at the upper right edge of the picture.
new (1999) PILGRIMAGE is the "must have" book for anyone in Rome or contemplating
travel to Rome by plane, train, boat, or armchair. Ms. June Hager writes
about churches in Rome for the English language magazine, Inside the Vatican.
This is her definitive book on Rome's churches. It has thoughtful and incisive
text and is lavishly illustrated with photograph's taken by one of the
official Vatican photographers, Mr. Grzegorz Galazka. Geta sample of Ms.
Hager's writing and Mr. Galazka's photography by clicking on the image
of the book. It is available in Rome at the Corner Bookstore, Via del Moro
48, Trastevere, or from Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk
- Wukitsch March 2000