Rome, Italy: The Eternal City

Rome is a city I remember for a number of things – great food, wonderful gelato, and the seemingly inexhaustible number of things to do and see. It is also a city with its own dark history like many cities, I guess. The Colosseum in Rome (pictured below), for example, is a major tourist attraction today but was also a major attraction centuries ago when it was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles.

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The Colosseum

It was a few years ago when I visited Rome. Since it was a flying visit, most of my exploration of the city was done at night. I reserved my daytime for exploring the Vatican. It was also a time when I had a much crappier photography device. The combination of these factors did not result in the best quality of pictures but I hope you get the idea.

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The Trevi Fountain (even though the picture does not capture this, I think the night time is the best time to visit the Trevi Fountain; it’s so much more impressive then!)

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The Spanish Steps


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Fontana della Barcaccia (Fountain of the Ugly Boat) at the base of the Spanish Steps


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The Pantheon


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Inside the Pantheon



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The Vatican Museum stairs

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The Vatican Museum stairs


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At the Vatican Museum


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Some part of The Vatican Museum ceiling


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More ceiling pictures


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If you are an art and/or history lover, you will very likely enjoy Rome. The Vatican Museum alone would require more than a day to fully experience. I did not experience Rome as I would have loved to so I have a desire to go back to explore the city and also discover more of the Vatican City.

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Chioma is a growing Christian, lifelong student, traveler and explorer, avid reader, amateur writer and a budding runner.

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