Wednesday, September 1, 2010


We had a very busy time in Rome. There is so much to do and see. I think you really need a week! We are now in Lucca and feel a bit more relaxed. It is lovely to be in the country and an achievement to have made it here in the car. Getting out of Rome was stressful!
We headed out early and went to St Peter's which was amazing. There weren't too many people which was wonderful. Everything from the marble floors to the ceilings was decorated!

This is a grate in the floor.

We also went on a tour of the Vatican Museums and probably only saw a small part of this unbelievable collection. I was impressed by these embroidered fabrics which had been altar cloths or garments. Loved the blanket stitch all over this piece. It was about the size of a single sheet.
This piece was fully embroidered with all sorts of stitches and it was large with many of these images all over the fabric. Amazing.

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