When in Rome

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Undoubtedly one of the world's most beautiful ancient cities, Rome is more popularly known where the Vatican City lies. I'm sure you have watched the movie 'Angels and Demons' - have you?

Being one of the most visited cities in the world, anyone would realize the beauty of Rome through it’s ancient buildings, and catholic monuments. What else is there to see in Rome? Let me walk you around.

Me and my wife recently went for an unforgettable cruise trip to Europe, and one of highlights was a “free and easy” walk around tour of Rome. We had docked at a port near Civitavecchia and took a one hour train trip to reach our destination. The train trip was worth the wait, as we had the chance to look at the suburban sights of the city.

It was raining hard when we reached Rome, but that didn’t stop us from maneuvering the streets and sights of this wonderland. First stop was a trip to a random restaurant – where we’ve tried a sumptuous Italian cuisine… BURP! Do not ever leave Rome without trying a Rigatoni Con Pajata, a Pizza Romana, and the mouth-watering Gelato! Yum!

The Vatican City alone will keep you busy – as it would normally require you to queue for about an hour before you can go inside Saint Peter’s Basica. We didn’t have the chance to wander around Saint Peter’s Square as the rain was really pouring hard- though once you have set your foot inside, you’ll never stop shooting like crazy. Don’t forget to bring your very dependable LC-A, to capture low light scenes inside the church.

Touristic destinations like the Fontana De Trevi or Trevi fountain, the Spanish Steps, the Colosseum, the Forum, Villa Borghese, Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Campo De’ Fiori, Capitoline Hill, and countless Museums are always there to be visited – but one thing which caught my attention was the people. Italians in general are very friendly. There’s so much full of life in this place, from the pretty Vespa scooters, tiny cars, narrow roadways, colorful graffiti vandals (oops!), and old men continuously sweeping their store fronts.

I will definitely be back here – soon!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rome

written by panelomo on 2009-12-29 in #world #locations

8 Comments

  1. jaalvarez
    jaalvarez ·

    Rome is a beautiful city, but ... all this photos are superb !!!
    Congrats for all the album (and the Barcelona and Paris ones too) !!!

  2. jaalvarez
    jaalvarez ·

    Rome is a beautiful city, but ... all this photos are superb !!!
    Congrats for all the album (and the Barcelona and Paris ones too) !!!

  3. comezone
    comezone ·

    as I told you before, all this pics are amazing! great location!

  4. azurblue
    azurblue ·

    Really nice pics of Roma ! These x-pro are gorgeous, congrats !

  5. disdis
    disdis ·

    wonderful gallery!

  6. novakmisi
    novakmisi ·

    holiday for eyes!bravo!

  7. panelomo
    panelomo ·

    lomographer was here

  8. nural
    nural ·

    I'm going to Rome next week!!!

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