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Bernini's Colonnade | by Lawrence OP
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Bernini's Colonnade

Bernini (1598-1680) began work in 1657 on the colonnade during the pontificate of Alexander VII. The architect took some 10 years to finish the project. The 284 columns and the 140 statues of the colonnade are currently being restored in a 4 year programme of works.

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Taken on September 19, 2010