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Rome is in the news again this week after a swift conclave that resulted in the election of a new pope, Francis I. The photo on the left is one I took when I visited the Vatican during the same trip that inspired Pieces of Tracy. St. Peter's, The Sistine Chapel, the Vatican art collection, all lived up to the hype. Among my favorite places to visit were the rooms filled with Raphael's stunning frescoes (below) which recently underwent a 30-year renovation (scant seconds in Vatican time). Here is a New York Times article with details.