It started pouring rain and hailing yesterday afternoon as I made my way toward the Pantheon to meet some people. Sometimes with all the other great stuff here in the city, I forget that Rome is also the capital and therefore houses all the government bodies for Italy. I remembered this as I watched these two carabinieri, dressed in their fanciest of uniforms, walk in the rain sans umbrella to go over and guard the front of the Senate, which is located in Palazzo Madama. Of course only in Rome could the Senate be housed in the palace where the Medici once lived. Love the hats!
Edit:Yes, this post originally had two photos but everyone was so much in favor of the first that I’m keeping it to just that.