The Roman Empire
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Rome has been and always will be very popular to all tourists. Some wanted to see the place where Roman Catholicism was born, attend a mass held by the Pope, astounding artifacts, or places seen on TV/Movie. Whatever the reason might be, Rome has a lot to offer in my belief.
The city is accessible by taking the local train, bus, taxi, or even by just walking around. Taking the right train to the station we wanted to go was never easy but fun - " reading the signs in the metro stations, getting a ticket at the kiosk or by machine and getting it validated all the time, and asking people for directions.
Tip: If you really cannot understand what they were saying while asking for directions, better pretend you do get it to cut the story short =) Both your time is precious anyway =) and don’t forget thank the person for giving time to answer your question. =)
Memorable places I saw while in Rome:
The Colloseum - Ancient Rome's huge amphitheater, where the scene of many deadly gladiatorial and wild animal fights took place in the history.
Fontana di Trevi (The Trevi Fountain) - " let me start by describing it as an “astounding and arguable breathtaking creation” of the Italians. Just taking a look at the water flowing out from the fountain made me fall in love again. Amazed as I can be, I have forgotten to take a photo of me with the fountain!!! Well, how bad can it be? that I do not possess any proof of my presence to the people and tell them “hey I’ve been there and it was amazing - " a true work of art!”. Moving on, as far as I have read not that I am a book worm or something and I think I only know a bit of knowledge to the place, the fountain was not only popular due to its magnificent architectural design but it is also known for its legend that whoever drinks or throws a coin in the fountain will assure his return to Rome.
Talking about coin throwing, I was with my two closest girl friends when I travelled to Rome, that means, it was the three of us who went to see the Trevi fountain, and, of course, each one of us threw a coin in the fountain which reminds me of the movie “Three coins in the Fountain”. The movie revolves around three American ladies working in Italy who wished to find the man of their dreams after throwing coins into the Trevi Fountain. Well, I was just wondering if the two of them wished exactly the same as the three girls since we are all single but I’m quite sure myself that mine wasn’t. Not that I am very eager to know what they wished for or something like that, was just curious coz sometimes we whine about being single and wishing to find someone special ;-)
Saint Peter’s Basilica (Vatican City) - " being a member of the Roman Catholicism we made sure that we will visit the place and pay respect to the Holy city.
While in Rome, we have also seen The Palatine Hill, The Pantheon, Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II, and the Spanish steps. We haven’t got the chance to see the “Sistine Chapel” and the Museum because it was closed and when got back the next day, the queue was madness. We also missed to visit “Castel Sant'Angelo” but I am hoping of the Trevi fountain’s power assuring my return to this wonderful city~! ;-)
Pictures to be uploaded very soon.