We flew to Rome from Budapest. We landed at the airport of Fiumicino (airport by the sea) and we traveled by train to Rome. We stayed in the hotel near the railway station, very close to the city center.

Upon arrival and accommodation we went to enjoy the night atmosphere of Rome. To the Colosseum it was only 10 minutes, so why not?










THE LEGEND OF ROME

The legend dates back to 2700 BC and tells about two brothers - twins named Romulus and Remus, who raised wolf. They were the sons of the god of war. Later they learned about their royal origin and both wanted to be the king. Romulus murdered his brother and gave the town its name Rome.





FORO ROMANO AND PALATINO


Foro Romano is a symbol of ancient Rome and the Empire Center which was discovered during excavations in the 19th century. Directly above it rises one of the seven hills of Rome - Palatine. Represents the earliest settlement of Rome.












TREVI FOUNTAIN

Probably the most beautiful and most famous fountain in the world. It started be so famous by the Fellini film La Dolce Vita (The Sweet Life). The tourists are used to throw into the fountain coins to return there again. Since we also offered some coins I hope we sometimes return to that beautiful town. But the sky was really INCREDIBLE ...






LA BOCCA DELLA VERITA

Mouth of Truth is a circular relief. They are located in St. Mary's Church in Kosmedine. According to a legend, it is an ancient lie detector. If some liar put his hand into the mouth, has not pulled it out whole. Very often jealous men asked their wives to do the same in order to know the truth.






PANTHEON

The temple is probably the best preserved ancient monuments in Rome. It was built by Hadrian in the years 119-128. Its dome was until 1960 the largest in the world. Its height and average is 44.3 m.


  
The local postcard:
 


MONUMENT OF VITTORIO EMANUELE II.

It is the largest monument in Italy. It was built to symbolize the unification of the country. The Italians gave to the monument also a nickname "typewriter" (La macchina da scrivere). Over the grave of the unknown soldier stands 12 meters high statue of gilded bronze. It is  Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of united Italy.







COLOSSEUM


Construction started in 72 AD during the reign of Emperor Vespasian, offering capacity to 55,000 seats. Every day there were some  gladiatorial performances, and during the day were killed about 5,000 animals. Not only the gladiators were fighting there but also the criminals and slaves. The life and death was decided by the audience. Waving handkerchiefs meant life and thumb facing down death. Unfortunately it remains  only a skeleton of its ruins.












WANDERING AROUND THE CITY






Spanish steps


On the Piazza Navona there is always something interesting




Piazza del Popolo







VATICAN

Vatican City State is with its area of ​​0.44 square kilometers the smallest state of the world. It is the seat of the Pope. In the state lives only 932 permanent residents, mostly priests and nuns who make up the state administration.



Castel Sant'Angelo and its famous bridge Ponte Sant'Angelo


St. Peter's Square

Main Vatican Square lying in front of St Peter's Basilica. It was created by Italian architect G. L. Bernini in the period 1656-1657. Square has a capacity of 400,000 people in the middle there is the towering Egyptian obelisk of red granite weighing 331 tons.









Basilica of St.Peter

Papal Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican is one of the holiest Christian places. Under the altar there is the tomb of St. Peter, who was one of the 12 apostles of Jesus Christ. Tradition says that the church was built on the same site, where was in the year. 64 AD, crucified Saint Peter. The basilica is also the largest Catholic churches in the world with a capacity for 60,000 worshipers.













Dome with spectacular views and the tomb of Pope John Paul II.














Pope's Swiss Guard


And what to add at the end? Rome has its charm, is photogenic. It is built on hills. It is not a badge like Paris. A city is full of history and by walk you can reach almost  all the most important sights. Certainly, I would like to return there sometime.

Miro Super fotky... ale až na to, že Paríž má od placky teda daleko ;) 2017-07-25 12:22:56

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