Monthly Archives: December 2017

A Roman Holiday: The Roman Forum

Set aside a day to visit the Roman Forum and get a glimpse into a civilization long gone, one that made the object of so many poems, novels, history books and movies. The teeming heart of ancient Rome, the Forum has been called the most celebrated meeting place in the world and in all history. And no…

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  • […] Below you can see a view of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, the ruins of what use to be a flourishing city that sprang songs out of many poets hearts. You can view more details and read my thoughts about it here.  […]ReplyCancel

A Roman Holiday: Rome By Day

I have to admit: it wasn’t until 2017 that I decided to visit Rome. I guess I always considered this city too close to home to actually put the effort into planning a vacation there; it was the kind of city you could visit anytime over the weekend.  And to be honest with you, I…

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  • […] If you’re not keeping up regularly with my blog posts, you might want to read the one in which I describe a bit of Rome by day; it will give you more information about the landmarks pictured in this post and you can find it here. […]ReplyCancel

A Roman Holiday: Villa Dei Medici

If you follow my blog posts regularly, you must know by now that most of my travels have as starting point a book I have read. Setting my eyes on Villa Medici wasn’t by accident: I had heard, studied and seen movies about this family ever since I was a child. My grandmother was a…

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A Roman Holiday: Rome by Night

“I love the silent hour of night” said Anne Bronte and I second that. Many passionate photographers would nod affirmatively to that too with their tripod and photographic gear hanging heavy on their shoulder. But don’t discourage if you’re not into photography: night is the time when blissful dreams arise and the city reveals its…

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A Roman Holiday: Vatican City

To fully enjoy your visit to the Vatican City, you must have plenty of patience, love people enough to share your breath with strangers and be comfortable while they’re hugging you. Either that or have enough money to afford a private after hours tour (tickets are within the range of 350 EUR/person). If you feel…

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  • […] Although closed for visitation, you can still walk around the surroundings of Vatican and soak in the serene view. Crowds of people will be here as well until late at night in the summertime but some good photographs can still be taken. I have dedicated an entire blog post to Vatican and you can read more about it here. […]ReplyCancel

  • […] As any respectable tourist, I went to the Vatican (a few times in fact!) and you can read about my visit here. […]ReplyCancel