A man visits the Coliseum of Rome, Italy, August 16, 2009. REUTERS/Hazir Reka


A priest walks inside Saint Romedio sanctuary, in the northern Italian province of Trento, December 10, 2007. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi


Franciscan Friars take pictures of Pope Benedict XVI as he leads an audience with Franciscan family at his summer residence of Castel Gandolfo, near Rome, April 18, 2009. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito


Marble statues are silhouetted in Piazza del Popolo as fireworks explode during a light show in downtown Rome July 21, 2007. REUTERS/Max Rossi


The former church tower of the Village of Graun in South Tyrol sticks out of the partially frozen Lake Reschen reservoir in Northern Italy November 29, 2008. The village was destroyed and the valley flooded in 1950, due to damming up the Etsch river to produce electricity. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann


Marco Fois of Italy dives into the Tiber River as part of traditional New Year celebrations from one of Rome's many bridges January 1, 2009, continuing an annual tradition which dates back to 1946. REUTERS/Tony Gentile


A gondolier pulls his craft gently through the arch of a bridge during a period of seasonal high water levels in Venice April 20, 2008. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri


Jockeys ride their horses during the last day of practice for the Palio horse race in Siena July 1, 2008. Since the mid-1600s, 10 riders have hurtled bareback around Siena's shell-shaped central square every year in a desperate bid to win the Palio, a silk banner depicting the Madonna and child. The event is held yearly on July 2 and August 16. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini


A masked reveller strolls through St. Mark's Square during traditional Carnival in Venice, northern Italy, January 30, 2005. REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico


Ballet dancers perform on a catwalk at the beginning of the Roccobarocco Fall/Winter 2009/10 women's collection show at Milan Fashion Week February 26, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren


A man walks his dog through the flooded Saint Mark's square during a period of high water in Venice late February 6, 2009. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri


A visitor views sculptures at U.S. pavilion during the vernissage of the 53rd Biennale International Art Exhibition in Venice June 3, 2009. REUTERS/Tony Gentile


A model wears a creation as part of Roberto Cavalli Spring/Summer 2008 women's collection during the Milan Fashion Week in Milan September 26, 2007. REUTERS/Max Rossi


A gondolier rows his gondola in a canal in Venice September 4, 2008. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse


Pope John Paul II closes the Holy Door in St. Peter's Square January 6, 2001.The 80-year-old Pope ended the 2000 Jubilee Year by closing the Holy Door in St. Peter's Basilica, celebrating a mass for more than 100,000 people in the square outside and issuing an 82-page Apostolic Letter onthe new millennium. REUTERS/Vatican


A view of the restored Baroque Cathedral, whose dome collapsed in a 1996 earthquake, in the Sicilian town of Noto June 18, 2007. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi


A couple walks past a wooden butterfly in the gardens of Galleria Borghese in Rome May 13, 2009. REUTERS/Chris Helgren


A gondolier cools off in 32 degree Celsius (90 degree Fahrenheit) temperature by sitting in a garden chair in the Grand Canal in Venice August 5, 2008. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri


Rival teams pelt each other with oranges during an annual Carnival battle in the northern Italian town of Ivrea February 22, 2009. The battle, which every year turns the small town into a mass of fruit-flinging madness, commemorates a local revolt when a medieval count tried to exercise his right to sleep with a newly wedded girl on her wedding night. REUTERS/Chris Helgren


Riders and horses are seen inside La Fenice theatre during a rehearsal of the Cavalchina Grand Ball, one of the highlights of the Carnival in Venice February 21, 2009. REUTERS/Michele Crosera


People walk in downtown Venice June 2, 2009. REUTERS/Tony Gentile


Pope Benedict XVI (R) celebrates a mass at the Santo Volto di Gesù (Holy Face of Jesus) church in the outskirts of Rome March 29, 2009. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi