Saturday, January 26, 2008

Feast of St. Sebastian in Rome...


St. Sebastian, in Italy, is the patron saint of the Vigili Urbani. So every year they have an honor guard at his tomb for the celebrations. It's a nice touch.

2 comments:

Miguel José Ernst-Sandoval said...

I take it the 'Vigili' are the Roman police?

That walk down the Via Appia to the Basilica of St. Sebastian is quite nice...

JPSonnen said...

Yes, these guys are like traffic police.

Once when I was a teen I rented a scooter with two others and we went down the Via Appia Antica to Castel Gandolfo. It was a blast.