Thursday, 26 February 2015
50 Cities of the World #15 Rome
There is this saying 'It's like going Rome and not seeing the Pope' meaning that when you go somewhere well known for something and not seeing it it's not worth it going there.
Technically the Pope is not in Rome but in Vatican. Which is inside Rome. But it is a country of its own.
But our trip today is to Rome and we may not see the Pope. Why!? Because Rome has so much more to see!
Rome...the almighty in the Roman Empire.
Rome is the capital of Italy and it is in the region of Lazio.
Bringing sports to the talk, I'm all for AS Rome and nothing for SS Lazio. Totti Il Capitano!
Well, but besides the effervescent football passion Rome has much more to see.
Being a memory of the great Roman Empire you can only imagine the beauty all around every corner of the city.
It was a center for many artists and art movements, like stated in the card back.
Rome's history spans more than two and a half thousand years. And with that we all feel so small...
Probably one of the most well known monuments in the city is the Colosseum. Which is not the one presented in the card. I find it funny that they have chosen to paint other monument. Sometimes you have to show more that the usual features.
What you can see in the card is a representation of the Piazza del Popolo (meaning "People's Square").
In Rome and Italy in general they have this thing for Fountains. In the Summer that's a plus for everyone!
Rome has also one of the most mythic histories concerning its origin: the story of Romulus and Remus. If you've never heard of it you must run right now to a library or simply google it.
If you want to know more about Rome's greatness just check its wiki page.