Spring in Rome! If it is still cold and rainy with us, you can stroll through the streets at mid-20 degrees in Rome, drink creamy cappuccino and explore the many sights (almost) without crowds.
We start at Piazza Venezia and go up to the Monument of Viktor Emanuel. From here you have a wonderful view of the Colosseum, the Imperial Forums, the many church towers and the Dome of St. Peter's.
Without a specific purpose, we stroll through the streets and suddenly arrive at Fontana di Trevi. Like all tourists, we also throw a few coins in the well. We also pass by the Spanish Steps rather by chance. We stay for a while and watch the hustle and bustle in the shopping streets.
The Colosseum, one of the 7 wonders of the world, is the first to be on our program the next day. It is hard to believe how well preserved the Amphitheater is, which was built from 70 to 80 AD. We are deeply impressed and spend a long time on the steps of which formerly bloody spectacle, but also performances of acrobats and jugglers were observed. There is hardly anything left to be seen from the horse's course of the nearby Circus Maximus.
At the Bocca della Verita, we think of Audrey Hepburn laying her hand in the stony mouth.
We pass the ruins of the Roman Forum and finally reach the Pantheon. It’s being renovated, but the inner space can still be visited. The dome with a diameter of over 40 meters is simply enormous. What an architectural masterpiece!
The last two stops are St. Peter's Basilica and Castel Sant 'Angelo. With a good glass of wine and delicious pasta, we review the impressions of the day.
Our last day in Rome is a bit quieter. From the park of Villa Borghese, we look down to the city again. We sit in one of the cafes on Piazza Navona and watch the artists next to the four-stream fountain. We are reluctant to leave the Eternal City. So many beautiful corners would still be discovered.