Travel Blogs from Rome
First impression of Rome - this place is hectic! When we first arrived we had a bus tour around the city and past the colosseum. It blew me away how ancient ruins are scattered throughout the city, due to it being built up around the existing city. It's hard to comprehend how old the ruins are and appreciate how much history has occurred here in Rome. Winding our way around meant our driver had to navigate our big bus through ...
... Capitolini Hill. It is one of the hills in Rome, seeped in the history of Romulus and Remus. There are some mighty sculptures there and beautiful architecture. It was built after Michelangelo's death but according to his design.
We then headed off to the Vatican. St Peter's leaves me speechless...simple, clean, elegant structures yet such pure beauty. It is simplistic in its majesty.
We had booked into the Necropolis tour, so the ...
... of a real Roman street market at Campo de Fiori. Unfortunately we were too late for the market, which closes at 4 pm. So we walked to Area Sacra to see the ruins of Largo di Torre Argentina. Located in the midst of a fairly commercial district in central Rome, these ruins were discovered during a construction project in the 1930s.
After a brief nap in a lovely little park (Piazza B. Cairoli), we crossed the Ponte Garabaldi to spend our evening in ...
... to have been crucified in the first official persecution of Christians by Nero in AD 64.
Our tour of the Vatican comprised a walk through a few rooms with classical statues, then the Gallery of Tapestries and the Hall of Maps. We then had a short visit of the four Raphael rooms or Stanze di Raffaello, which have walls and ceilings decorated by Raphael and his school of artists. These decorations were commissioned by Pope Julius II who died before ...
... used to decorate crypts in some cases and very rich people's homes in others. In the basement I find a history of coinage from the 1st century onwards (and a European mummy girl). It's a bit odd to come to Rome and not make it to the Vatican, but with that line and the cold rain it just wasn't happening. After waiting two hours outside the wall, not an entrance in sight, with my toes going numb I feel like I at least had a decent shot at it before the ...
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