WHAT YOU CAN NOT MISS IF YOU VISIT ROME FOR THE FIRST TIME ❣
The city that you can visit many times and you won’t get bored with it. With impressive many historical secrets, it draws you with all secrets!
Rome was built on a defensible hill that dominated the last downstream, high-banked river crossing where traverse of the Tiber was facilitated by a midstream island. This hill, Palatine Hill, was one of a group of hills, traditionally counted as seven, around which the ancient city grew.
When you walk around the city, you can feel it how rich it is in its history, culture, Italian spirit and absolutely Italian food will take you to next level!
The Colosseum has 50,000 seats and is still the largest theater in the world today. It was rebuilt in 80 AD. During consecration ceremonies lasting 100 days, gladiators executed approximately 5,000 wild animals. Mass skirmishes, battle scenes, even naval battles, and final tortures and executions; all this was staged to entertain the masses.
♥ ROMAN FORUM
The Forum was the religious, civic, and commercial center of ancient Rome. The Forum is today the most widespread area of ruins in Rome and one of the most magnificent in the world. The forum was for more than a thousand years a Roman market and at the same time the seat of assemblies and courts. Every Roman ruler wanted to show himself at the Forum with some mighty building. Basilicas and temples, triumphal arches, and monuments were erected in honor of Caesar, Augustus, Vespasian. The market was finally crammed with crane marble buildings so that the original market could no longer be identified.
♥ PIAZZA DI SPAGNA
Spanish Steps (or Stairs) are one of the romantic spots in the city. The staircase is a rare case of the failure of French cultural propaganda. Although they are called the Spanish Steps (the Spanish Embassy moved onto the square in the 17th century). They are unequivocally French. Here is the heart of the square where all people hang out.
One of the West’s great buildings, extraordinary as architecture and remarkable as a feat of engineering. This “Temple of All the Gods,” imperial property, survived because it became a church in 608.
The entrance path is a symmetrical, classical shape with three rows of Corinthian pillars – eight in front and two rows of four. Granite and marble columns were imported from Egypt, a land that was part of the Roman Empire. What is more magnificent is the Dome. “The flawless concrete dome has a diameter of 43.2 meters and its top is 43.2 meters from the ground, which means that a perfect sphere could be placed in the room”.
Light comes through the opening, but it can also rain. The soil is therefore slightly sloping and has many openings so that water can drain away.
♥ CITY OF VATICAN
The church of Saint Peter is a symbol of the universality of the Church. The best Italian architects and most famous artists have been building and adorning the Church of St. Peter and the Vatican for 120 years, at the main altar of which the Pope, as the highest head of the Catholic Church, performs Mass and proclaims new saints. The most important contribution to the construction of the church was the dome above the Pope’s altar, which, despite its size, gives the impression of weightlessness.
♥ TREVI FOUNTAIN
Make a wish when you are here!
Trevi fountain is one of the oldest water sources in Rome. This legend claims that you should throw three coins into the fountain. The first coin guarantees your return to Rome, the second will ensure a new romance, and the third will ensure marriage. All visitors sling a coin into the fountain with the hope that they will return to Rome and find love. “Almost €1.5 million is collected every year from the attraction”. But your question is probably where this money goes? The money is given to a Catholic charity to help the poor and homeless.
♥ PIAZZA NAVONA
My favorite part! The Trastevere (“Across the Tiber”) is a district, long the home of powerful Roman families. Most of the streets are still narrow and without sidewalks. In the middle, you will find a small piazza with a palace, a church, a cloister, or a group of cafés. In the later 20th century, Trastevere took on the characteristics of a rich bohemian neighborhood with a high percentage of foreign residents.
From Rome with love 😉