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The Roman Architecture and Its Beautiful History
Italy, probably one of the most beautiful countries in the world. The place from where my most favorite thing to eat originated from, pizza. What would I give to try those delicious pizzas of Italy again. But that aside, let me tell you about the time I travelled to Rome. Yes, THE ROME. Being the capital of Italy, this city had to offer the best of Italy.
I boarded a flight from Mumbai to Rome, 18 hours flight with a single hop and I landed in the Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport. Now, I did my research before hand and had already booked a 4-star hotel in the heart of the Rome. One thing I really love about this city is how close all the historic and significant monuments are to each other. And this makes my trip much easier. After a 30 minute of cab ride, I was at my hotel and ready to roll.
The Colosseum and The Arch of Constantine
My first stop on this wonderous trip was The Colosseum and The Arch of Constantine. And why wouldn’t I, Colosseum is part of one of the 7 Wonders of this world. Constructed in the 80 AD, this architecture is unlike any. After just 15 minutes of walk from the hotel, I arrived at the Colosseum. I still can’t believe what I saw, such a marvelous architecture that puts the modern art to shame. Build to last, The Colosseum was the largest Amphitheatre in the Roman era. Countless Gladiators were pit in this arena either against each other or a beast of nature. This was truly one of the best experiences of my life.
Right next to the Colosseum, I saw the Arch of Constantine and I had to see it up close. Just like the Colosseum, this also has a great history and has witnessed countless winters pass by. Constructed in the 315 AD, this fabulous arch was made for the emperor of Rome, Constantine the Great. This truly represents his victory over his enemies. The intricate carving on the pillars really looks so much better in person than in photo. Witnessing them up-close was a once in a life-time opportunity and I grabbed and I liked it.
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
Up next, I decided to visit the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. I heard such good things about this place hence I had to take a look myself. Just up north from the Colosseum, lies this beautiful monument. The exterior itself had me stunned and in absolutely awe. The interior was much more beautiful. With paintings on the ceiling and on the walls, the long hallway, the stained glass that sit at top. This place was truly great and so calm and peaceful. The hustle-bustle of the outside world was barely audible.
But this was all the time I had here, it was time for me to soon head back to my hotel, pack my things and go on home. Although, I would never forget my time here in Rome, it was a magical and rewarding experience. They say ‘when in Rome meet the Pope’ well, hopefully next time.
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