My Roman holiday

To be honest I don’t remember much from this holiday and it’s not because it was six years ago 😀 I guess the main reason is that I was not planning the itinerary and everything was planned by my friend/boss whose sister was living there at the time. We visited all the famous spots, some only from the outside like Colosseum and Forum Romanum. I had great three extremely hot summer days in Rome. Enjoy the gallery from the Eternal City as I’m lost for words just looking at the pictures 🙂

Piazza del Popolo
La Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti better known as Spanish Steps. 138 steps from 18th century leading to Trinità dei Monti church on Pincian Hill.
Fontana di Trevi was built in 18th century

Pantheon is a former Roman temple now turned into Catholic church

Piazza Navona is the biggest square in Rome and a gem of baroque architecture

Castel Sant’Angelo – originally commissioned by Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum, later it served for the popes as castle, fortress and prison (Giordano Bruno was imprisoned here for 6 years), now it’s a museum. There is an elevated passage way that connects the castle with Vatican.

Vatican City – the smallest state in the world. Basilica Papale di San Pietro in Vaticano (St. Peter’s Basilica) with Vatican obelisk taken by emperor Caligula from Egypt
On top of the basilica

View of Piazza San Pietro, Castel San’t Angelo and the passege to it can be also seen

Swiss Guard
Happy me visiting 6th new country that year

Santa Maria di Loreto church and Trajan’s Column on the right
Bazilika Santa Maria in Aracoeli – Basilica of St. Mary of the Altar of Heaven
Inside of the Basilica
Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II – Monument to Victor Emmanuel II, the first king of unified Italy (from 1861)
Stairs to Campidoglio or Capitoline Hill – one of the famous seven hills of Rome
Palazzo Senatorio and statue of Marcus Aurelius
The symbol of Rome – Twin brothers Romulus and Remus, the alleged founders of Rome are being fed by the Capitoline Wolf
Forum Romanum – public square surrounded by the ruins of several ancient Rome buildings
Forum Romanum
Colosseo – Colosseum is the largest ancient amphitheatre ever built
Colosseum was used for gladiatorial contests and different public spectacles like animal hunts or executions, also for dramas about Roman mythology

Enjoying the beautiful view

There’s even a mention of my city in Rome 🙂

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