May 5th • Posted in Travel
From the very first minute we were there, I knew why they call Rome “the eternal city”. Rome it’s deeply fully drenched of history; the kind of history you can still see with your own eyes even during a bus jorney from the airport to the city centre. Rome has pieces of history scattered everywhere, and although when I was there I hated the fact public transport is a bit obsolete (in comparison to other big European capitals, that is), I’m now glad we have took our feet as main means of transport the majority of the time, because it allowed us to spot all those little (or big!) pieces of history Rome is jam-packed with.
I know I’ve already talked about this in my last post, but visiting Rome to me felt different to any other city I’ve seen; you’d be usually fascinated to get to know new customs or stories, but in Rome I felt connected. Connected to a history I already knew, it’s just that I haven’t only seen it with my own eyes just yet.
It’s a city with so many things to see and all of them are majestic, but if you’re visting I cannot reccomend visiting the Colosseum, the Palatino ruins and the Roman Forum enough! It’s like being transported in another era, you’re seeing what Rome looked like around 2000 years before you even existed… and thinking about it is kind of crazy and breathtaking!
But it’s beautiful and it’s the closest thing to having the opportunity to discover what one of the biggest cities at that time looked like. I felt so grateful to all the people in the centuries who kept that world alive. Most of those temples don’t even look like ruins – they’re imposing and majestic. I felt so small, but so lucky to be able to see that world with my own eyes.
Stay tuned for more Rome posts and a city guide as well 😉 x