Rome – that’s Italian ice cream at the top of the Spanish Stairs, touching a marble column of the Pantheon, the masterpiece of antic buildings; that’s sitting in front of the Colosseo with eyes wide open in amazement, throwing a coin over your shoulder into the Fountain of Trevi and finally having a pizza at night at the Campo de’ Fiori while a group of musicians is playing music – maybe they are telling you about Amore, maybe they are playing jazz. Actually, you cannot lose.
It is this special and warm atmosphere, la dolce vita, that most tourists are searching for when they come to Rome, this overwhelming ancient city. They want to see, want to experience this still-living myth and the ease of the local way of living.
Rome is like an encyclopedia, a historical document, which can be perambulated like your thumb through a book. All these different types of architecture are telling history: Beginning with the antic Forum Romanum, coming to the numerous churches of the Middle Ages, and going over to the Renaissance, San Pietro, Piazza del Campidoglio (just to mention a few) or a large number of Palazzi, before having a look at the district EUR, which is an impressive feat of the architecture of Mussolini’s age.
The Eternal City invites you (indoors and outdoors) to follow different paths and thus various stories to discover, for every building, every statue and every detail here has its own secret and leads back to human fates, ideas, ingenuity, and wit as well. Do you know where the second angel on the facade of church Sant’Andrea Della Valle has been gone? And what can you catch sight of, when you look through the famous keyhole of the Priory (at 3 Piazza Dei Cavalieri di Malta)? There is so much to explore and marvel at.
And when there’s some time left, you should just stroll without a goal through the streets of this metropolis with its 2,8 million inhabitants, its turbulent and roaring traffic, just watch the people and streetlife and follow the small lanes. You should definitely lose yourself in this city, turn your head off and take a coffee or an aperitivo in a bar and particularly at the bar (as Romans do!) and above all: Always look at the bright side of life – for this could be a Roman law!
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