Arrivederci Roma….

There is something magical about Rome.  Whether you have just passed by or spent extended periods of time here, you will have probably experienced the same feeling.  They call it the Eternal City and as you walk through its pebbled stoned alleys, you’ll feel the heartbeat of history pulsating beneath your feet.  To think that Roman Emperors set the foundations for this incredible city and much of Italy is a fascinating realization.

Pretend that we were taking a walk together in Roma, this evening………..you don’t need my help recognizing its main sights, their beauty and precision will embrace you silently.  Did you know that some of the greatest beholders of art of all times were not Emperors or wealthy noblemen but rather Popes?  A visit to the Vatican Museums is an overwhelming and rich cultural experience whether you appreciate art or not – you’ll be amazed by the wealth of pieces available.

I particularly love maps, perhaps that’s why I love to travel, and so I’m always fascinated by the Gallery of Maps – where I always look for two maps:  the map of Italy and the map of Sicily.  For this last one, I always wonder: why is my native island upside down ??

Lastly, you cannot leave Rome without paying a visit to the much coveted Trevi Fountain.  Have a coin with you, or two, close your eyes and make a few important wishes for yourself and those you love.  Italians believe that after throwing them in, you will return to Italy with your wishes accomplished……

Buonanotte, dear readers, and Arrivederci Roma….until the next time, Francesca

 

Off the beaten path in Rome....{Copyright Francesca Mignosa}
Off the beaten path in Rome….{Copyright Francesca Mignosa}
Colosseo, Rome  {Copyright Francesca Mignosa}
Colosseo, Rome {Copyright Francesca Mignosa}
Inside the Coliseum....{Copyright Francesca Mignosa}
Inside the Coliseum….{Copyright Francesca Mignosa}
Monument dedicated to Re/King Vittorio Emanuele II in Roma....{Copyright Francesca Mignosa}
Monument dedicated to Re/King Vittorio Emanuele II in Roma….{Copyright Francesca Mignosa}
In the heart of the Vatican Museums, Roma   {Copyright Francesca Mignosa}
In the heart of the Vatican Museums, Roma {Copyright Francesca Mignosa}
Gallery of Maps, Vatican Museums   {Copyright Francesca Mignosa}
Gallery of Maps, Vatican Museums {Copyright Francesca Mignosa}
Map of Italy, Vatican Museums  {Copyright Francesca Mignosa}
Map of Italy, Vatican Museums {Copyright Francesca Mignosa}
Map of Sicily,  Vatican Museums  {Copyright Francesca Mignosa}
Map of Sicily, Vatican Museums {Copyright Francesca Mignosa}
Cupola of St Peter's Basilica as seen from Vatican Museums   {Copyright Francesca Mignosa}
Cupola of St Peter’s Basilica as seen from Vatican Museums {Copyright Francesca Mignosa}
The Vatican    {Copyright Francesca Mignosa}
The Vatican {Copyright Francesca Mignosa}
Fontana di Trevi    {Copyright Francesca Mignosa}
Fontana di Trevi {Copyright Francesca Mignosa}
An evening walk at the Vatican...........{Copyright Francesca Mignosa}
An evening walk at the Vatican………..{Copyright Francesca Mignosa}

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