Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Rome, Italy

The ancient city of Rome... A power house rich with history.


The Colosseum
Looking up and around you hear the roaring of the spectators, feel the courage of the gladiators, and you yourself feel small. 

The Ruins
Sure you can buy a pass to tour the Roman Forum, but what really amazes me is that Roman ruins can be seen just walking down the street. They are all around the Eternal City. It's amazing that the ancient architecture has been able to be preserved. They just don't make 'em like they used to…

One of the many angels lining the Ponte Sant'Angelo with a view of St. Peter's and Vatican City.

Piazza Navona
During the holidays Piazza Navona holds a Christmas market in the square. It's filled with fun and camaraderie. Senses are overwhelmed with welcomed stimulation.

The shops leading up to the Spanish Steps will keep you busy (and your wallet empty), assuming you can push your way through the crowd, especially during the holiday season.

And then the view down from the Spanish steps of that same street crowd really is breathtaking.


Harry's Bar
Always a nice pit stop for a drink and the Roman venue is no exception. Have some tea at one of the beautifully adorned tables, or pop up to the warm, wooden bar if a seat is available. The service is impeccable, outstanding on all accounts.

The Ruins
There is something so magical in seeing the Roman ruins in the dark night. 

Like it or hate it, the National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II is a site to see, especially when the columns are lit up in the night sky.

The Trevi Fountain
Throw a coin into the fountain using your right hand over your left shoulder and luck will have it that you are supporting those in need.

Last but definitely not least… The Gelato! Nothing beats gelato in its country of origin.