Saturday, March 24, 2018

Rome is truly an Eternal City

Rome has been called the Eternal City because ancient Romans believed that no matter what happened to the world, no matter how many empires would rise and fall, Rome would go on forever.

This belief is reflected on the structures built by them.

Rome is a small city compared to other European cities such as Paris, if I may say so. Though smaller than Paris, Rome boasts of countless ancient structures that incrediblly withstood the test of time.

If in Paris the wife and I suffered art overload, in Rome we felt we were transported back in the past.

Fontana De Trevi
 
Piazza Navona

Piazza Navona

Piazza Navona

Pantheon


Spanish Steps

Piazza di Spagna

Palatine Hill

Arch of Constantine


The Colloseum

We stayed within Plaza di Spagna area and from here we strolled to several Piazas and touristic spots. However, the wife find it hard to walk for long distances so we opted to take taxi in going to the Colloseum but if you have sturdy legs, trust me, it is walkable from our area.

Gelato

Pizza

Notice the extra large pasta
 
 
Going back to our restaurant-less hotel, we usually bring Gelatos and pizzas as snacks.

Upon seeing those marvellous and massive structures built many centuries back I can say that I am now one of the believers that Rome is truly an eternal city.