I always experience a little bit of excitement when I see Swiss Guards with their halberds and fantastic uniforms of blue, yellow orange and red. (Legend attributes Michelangelo with the design of the garments.) This afternoon in Piazza Collegio Romano, behind the Church of S. Ignazio, we spotted two Swiss Guards in front of Ex Chiesa di Santa Marta, a de-consecrated church. This small church is used for government meetings and exhibitions.
What was the occasion?