The first time we visited Rome seven years ago, we were gob-smacked to see the Coliseum and the ruins of the Roman Forum in it’s city center, the architecture, history, culture and natural beauty that surrounds it. Over a few days we walked until we couldn’t take another step and were astonished at how much there is to see. This time we have eleven days to explore and have been able to get a better comprehension of the Eternal City. The more we see the more we are astounded by it, if you lived a lifetime here you’d never run out of something new to explore. You can’t describe Rome, you have to experience it. It is sensory overload, compounded by the throngs of people that overtake the city
Rome has it’s menu of must see sites; The Vatican and Sistine Chapel, The Trevi Fountain, The Pantheon, The Spanish Steps, The Piazza Navona…most of which we checked off in a few days, even doable in a day. But if you explore deeper some of the places you never heard off are the most spectacular like it’s churches which are dotted throughout the city more densely than we have Starbucks in Canada. You don’t need to go to a museum, we spent $40 euros to go to the Borghese gallery when you can see equally impressive works of art for free, insitu, where they were meant to be seen, by some of the worlds masters, for free in a church. Have a look at my video and you’ll see what I mean when we visited the Chiesa Sant’Andrea Della Valle, one of the most beautiful churches you will ever see, smaller than the Vatican but so ornate. Idol worship as my Grandmother used to say but these monuments truly make you feel a little closer to heaven.
I could gab on but pictures say a thousand words, so a video must say ten thousand. Have a look, hope it makes you feel a bit like you are in Rome with us! Here is a link to our ‘Rome’ photos. Ciao Amici!