Back in the halcyon days of summer 2004, my best friend from college visited me in Rome. On a whim while in the airport she picked up a copy of Angels & Demons, and promptly became engrossed in the story – not only because it’s a good read, but because she had the unique advantage of being able to visit the exact locations featured in the book! In case you don’t believe me, I have photographic evidence of her one fine afternoon, unable to tear herself away from it.
Remembering how she dragged me all over Rome to look at fountains, floor tiles and chapels is one of the reasons why I readily agreed when Angela Nickerson, author of A Journey into Michelangelo’s Rome, asked me if I would take some pictures for a free Angels & Demons guide to Rome she was compiling to coincide with the release of the movie recently.
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