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I have travelled a lot and seen a lot but Rome is so beautiful it took my breath away. As I had hosted the gala of the Global Press Conference of the IFA there I extended my stay for a couple of days after my job to enjoy the city. And loved it!
the beauties of rome
Rome has so many tourist attractions and each one is unique and absolutely beautiful! I started with the Piazza Venezia which towered over a huge square filled with buses and cars. So much traffic! But you will notice that the athmosphere in Rome is still quite peaceful compared to other cities. It took me a while to get it but Romas don’t use their horns or yell at each other!.
Then there is the Forum Romanum which is definitely worth a visit on a sunny day. I was overwhelmed by all the old sites which make Rome a perfect mix of nostalgia and modernism. It’s really magic!
stone in 113 B.C.
Rome is filled with anique spots that are each breath taking.
Of course you need to visit the Fontana di Trevi to throw in a dime even though you practically need to stand in line for a gap to do so.
This place is packed!
But again, the atmosphere is peaceful and friendly.
And if the weather is beautiful, it is the perfect set up to make your wishes come true.
Mine did, by the way!
Must see places to eat, rest or shop
The Piazza Navona is only for pedestrians and very spacious.
This the right place to enjoy some ice cream and walk around to adore the beautiful buildings and the street artists.
The district Trastevere is THE place to visit in the evening to enjoy great food in one of the numerous restaurants, cozy bars or simply wander through the streets.
There you will find so many spots to eat or hang out that I wouldn’t know where to start!
Rome also has it’s share of shopping spots, though, such as the Via Condotti with Dior, Fendi, Gucci and all the other famous haute couture stores.
These you will find at the bottom of the Spanish Steps which you should definitely walk down.
But you can also always take a look over the city instead of being in the middle of it all.
The st.peter’s dome and the pantheon
You definitely should take your time to visit the St.Peter’s Dome. Of course it is packed and you need to stand in line and you need to cover your knees and shoulders and all but it’s all worth it.
Plus the organisation is well managed so you don’t have to wait that long.
It belongs to the most important churches worldwide and is so huge that 20.000 peolpe fit in! To visualize it’s size you will find the measurements of other famous churches on the
floor inside to show easily they fit inside the Peter’s dome.This church is so beautiful and has endless details of tesselations and inlays you wonder how it could have been built without the modern technial possibilities!
I loved it so much I wanted to take it home. 😉
The Pantheon on the other hand is form another time. It was finished around 125 B.C but not to be a church! It was probably a place to worship the old Roman gods before it was baptized in the middle ages to carry the name Santa Maria ad Martyres.
But although the outside is simple and quite dull, the inside surprises you with it exceptional dome. This dome was the biggest levitating dome for more than 1.700 years! SO impressive!
Go and explore the eternal city! You will take the beauty and history with you and you will long to go back for a visit. Just like me!