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There is no need for a prologue in Rome, Italy. You may learn everything there is to know about modern and ancient Rome by going online.

I flew in from Istanbul and landed in Rome. I didn’t want to go to Rome because I’d been traveling through Europe for the past four months and had reached my limit. I was sick of crowded cities and hopping from one tourist trap to the next.

Rome is a large, bustling city. And it’s suffocatingly crowded with tourists. But I fell in love with it as soon as I set foot in the city. As soon as I stepped foot on its streets, I was captivated by the city’s unfathomable history and breathtaking beauty. I had no desire to visit Rome, but it has since become one of my favorite cities in the world.

I booked a hotel room after purchasing my Rome ticket. The individuals renting the room contacted me via email and offered to take me up from the airport for a modest price. They met me at the airport and drove me to my room after I accepted their offer. As we got to the flat, they were a delightful couple who told us a lot about the city.

One piece of information that piqued my curiosity had to do with the metro, which had been in the works for years. The city was attempting to construct a metro, but every 10 feet of digging discovered additional old ruins that had to be excavated and conserved. Because of all the archeological artifacts being uncovered, they couldn’t make any progress with the subway.

I went for a walk to explore after getting comfortable into my accommodation. As soon as I turned the first bend, I was taken aback.

Every corner I turned in Rome appeared to reveal a magnificent edifice, antique, or work of art that was thousands of years old. I’d come to a halt, take a photo, and then wonder what it was. Who designed it? What was the purpose of its construction? What was the age of it? Then I’d proceed to the next street, where I’d discover yet another ancient mystery.

How could the ancients move a massive Egyptian obelisk to Rome, for example? It’s just sitting in a random corner of the room. They must have run out of places to put their amazing goods, so they dropped everything on a random street corner.

All of this art was painted on the inside of this structure, and it was simply sitting there, exposed to the elements. All of this was discovered within the first 15 minutes of leaving my apartment.

Then I discovered the Coliseum. Normally, I avoid visiting major tourist destinations, but I felt driven to stand in line and see this renowned structure.

You’ve probably seen a million images of the Coliseum, and mine aren’t particularly good. As a result, I’ll refrain from taking shots inside this edifice. The Coliseum, in my opinion, is well worth the wait in line and the admission price. It’s such a massive and intimidating structure, and just thinking about what it must have been like in the past sent my mind into overdrive.

This illustration, which I spotted at the small museum, piqued my interest. Based on witnessing the remains, my mind struggles to imagine what things were like. For me, seeing a representation of what it would have been like brings it to life.

There were some nice views of the surrounding city from the Coliseum’s windows.

I stepped outside after exploring the Coliseum to do some more exploring. The Arch of Constantine was quite magnificent. I have no idea how they built this contraption in the year 315. The camera on my phone doesn’t do it justice. It’s jam-packed with detailed and fascinating elements.

I found a spot across the street from the Coliseum and stopped for a drink.

I continued discovering amazing and interesting stuff to photograph as I walked back to my flat. I’ve never seen such a large number of nuns and priests as I saw in Rome.

When I returned to my flat, I looked for a spot to have pizza for dinner. The next day, I went on a tour of the Vatican. Tomorrow I’ll write a post about it. I already have way too many images of Rome, and I’m having a hard time keeping this article manageable.

I eventually moved to a room that was more centrally positioned. I enjoyed the first hotel I stayed in because it was close to the Coliseum, but I wanted to be closer to some of the other sights.

I’m just going to try to pick out some of my favorite photographs for the rest of the post. I have over 500 images of this city, and I’m having a hard time narrowing them down to just the best. These are just some random photos I snapped while strolling around.

The Marcus Aurelius Column was my favorite sight in Rome. I was wandering around when I came to a stop and saw it just standing there. There weren’t any tourists or anything like that. Just two guards who appear to be bored. I was enthralled. It’s like a massive comic book that chronicles the story of Marcus Aurelius and his conquests of various countries. The wiki page is lacking in information.

Trajan’s Column is a more well-known and popular column in Rome, but the Marcus Aurelius Column has a unique meaning for me. I’d simply happened onto it by chance, and it felt like I had the place to myself.

I went to see the Trajan Column and will share some images with you later in this post.

The Piazza Venezia provided me with some fantastic photographic opportunities. The sky’s clouds were magnificent. The structure and statues were stunning.

The Piazza Venezia provided me with some fantastic photographic opportunities. The sky’s clouds were magnificent. The structure and statues were stunning.

Here are some pictures of the city.

Trajan’s Column is the name of the structure.

One of the coolest aspects of this column is the large photo of all of the scenes that wrap around it. It’s enormous. This very long shot that everyone is staring at is actually two photos in one!

Each scene is incredibly detailed. I visited a nearby archeological site and had a tour. They claimed that every of the tens of thousands of characters on the column were armed with real metal weapons and that the whole thing was painted. When it was new, it had to be one of the most amazing things on the globe.

Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini is the name of the archeological site where I visited, and it was fantastic. It was one among the top rated attractions on the Travelocity app when I was in Rome. They not only show you the dig site, but they also show you a film featuring a 3-D recreation of the location. It was fantastic to have a glimpse of what it must have been like. The ruins are also brought to life through projection mapping. It comes highly recommended from me.

Before the post becomes too long, I’ll end it here. Everyone should go to Rome because it is incredible. Yes, it is a large, bustling metropolis. Yes, there are a lot of tourists here. It doesn’t matter. If you’re interested in history, Rome will both delight and enthrall you.

At the absolute least, I would recommend three full days. You’d be better off staying here for a week or two to avoid feeling pressured. My most important piece of advice is to go to the churches. When you’ve seen the main sights and aren’t sure what to do next, go to Google Maps and look for churches. Then make your way over there. Every church in Rome is crammed with artwork. They’re really fantastic. The best part is that they are free to visit, are comfortable and cool on the inside, and are typically vacant.

That’ll be the end of this post. I’ll write about Vatican City tomorrow. I didn’t share any of the indoor photographs from the churches, but I’m thinking I’ll have to do so once this City to City series is over. I hope you enjoyed this post and will join me for the next one tomorrow!




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