Autumn by the Tiber afforded us some gorgeously magical views of Tiber Island and the Ponte Rotto, the remains of the city’s oldest stone bridge.
Today, Tiber Island is reached via the equally ancient Ponte Fabriccio, the oldest bridge still in use.
The colours contrasted vividly with the crisp wintry morning scenes we saw as we made our way to the La Befana Parade on an earlier visit. As it was a public holiday, the lack of traffic and brilliant blue skies both made for perfect photo opportunities. Castel Sant’Angelo stood out magnificently. As did the dome of St Peter’s, and the Church/complex of Santa Spirito in Sassia. (The latter was founded by Saxon King Ine of Wessex, who abdicated from his throne to be nearer to the tomb of St Peter).
Ponte Sant’Angelo, leading to Castel Sant’Angelo, is dominated by Bernini’s wonderful angels.
We’d meet those dramatic angels again as a different season saw us back at Castel Sant Angelo in time for sunset over St Peter’s and the Ponte Sant Angelo…
What’s your favourite sight along Rome’s riverside?