A huge statue of Dioscure bordering Piazza del Campidoglio on Capitoline Hill. Photo by Pascal Reusch.
Some popular museum sights
On the Palazzo Nuovo side there’s this fertility goddess, one of the BugCrew’s favourite oddities.
And a superb Hercules in the Palazzo Nuovo Museum.
The Palazzo Conservatori’s famous 400 BC Etruscan she-wolf suckling Romulus and Remus, though in fact the boys were added much later in 1510 to accord with the myth of the upbringing of the founders of Rome.
Medusa and her serpentine hair, a sculpture by the astonishing Bernini. Musei Capitolini. Photo by Jastrow.
More views from the Capitoline Hill
A narrow view from the Capitoline Museums over the Forum.
In case you were wondering, the brides and grooms that have appeared in some of these photos were unconnected to us and just happened to be around on a sunny Rome Saturday.