Rome - LOVE at first sight

lashotta
lashotta @lashottaJanuary 2019 · 4 min read

✌️ With a light dose of skepticism, I approach places where I already had the opportunity to be. There are of course exceptions, but you have to use meaningful arguments to convince me. But it happened. October 2018 - welcome to Rome (for the third time)!

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However, there are places in the world that attract like a magnet. One of these places is Rome. Someone might say that being there three times is no feat, sure. In my case, however, it is really a lot. Exacting what is the fact that the last three times took place over a period of one year can be considered crazy. Not to mention the fact that in March 2019 I will be there again.

The reasons for this are at least 3:

  • Lazio
  • pizza
  • architecture

Who knows me a little closer knows how an avid supporter of the oldest Club from Rome I am. Love lasts continuously for 18 years and it is not expected that it would not last a lifetime. For many years I was unable to go to the match, but when I did, I would like to sit on Olimpico every other week. Impressions are amazing, and the level, however, a little higher than our backyard league. The only thing I can regret is that during all these years I have not seen many great footballers who have passed through the Team. The presence of Immobile gives me some rewards. ;)

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Small spoiler - in March I'm going to Derby!

The pizza is what everyone can see. Nowhere tastes just as good as in Italy. Classic - margharita on the table. The best!
If I would like to recommend one of my favorites - I invite you to Trastevere, to the Carlo Menta pub. Evaluate yourself if it is worth it. ;)
By the way, Italians have come to perfection in variations on the subject of pizza. You can eat it with anything, in any shape.

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Being in Rome, once again you can focus on pleasures. You are not chasing time, you can enjoy the views. You do not have to queue up to the Colosseum or the Roman Forum.

From the unobvious places to visit, I can recommend you Aventine Hill, where you have a beautiful view of the city and the Vatican. The dome in the St. Peter's Basilica stands majestically above the buildings. I especially recommend going there at sunset!

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Nearby is the most famous keyhole through which you can admire the Basilica. There is almost always a queue there. ;)

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With more time, be sure to go to the Borghese Gardens. A great park, which was originally created as the garden of the Borghese villa. It's easy to lose yourself in the green.

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If you are in Rome on the last weekend of the month, you can go to the Vatican Museums. On Sunday, the entrance is free, and thus you have to arm yourself to wait in a long queue. However, it is worth visiting this place (and immediately reserve a few hours for sightseeing)! Beautiful monuments, lots of exhibits. And the icing on the cake - the entrance to the Sistine Chapel, which makes an amazing impression. In particular - the dome and paintings you know from books. Unfortunately, taking pictures is strictly forbidden.

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In the Museums there are also historical vehicles used by subsequent popes. The entrance is in gardens, so it's easy to get around. I think that few people know about this place at all, judging by the number of people who were there. There is no good signage there. However, I recommend with a clear conscience!

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From the museums you can jump straight to St. Peter's Square. I like to be in this place. I do not refuse to enter the Basilica, which always makes an amazing impression on me with its vastness.

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With curiosities I can tell you that when I was inside, I met Giovanni Infantino. ;) A piece of a peasant. He looks more inconspicuous on television.

Other places I always like to come back to are typical classics like the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, Spanish steps or Piazza Navona.

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And my favourite monument - Giordano Bruno.

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Do you recognize these places?

Strolling through the Roman streets, it is impossible not to enter churches and chapels that can be found practically on every street.

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And besides, dozens of other places that you can delight in according to your taste.

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That's why I love Rome! One of my favorite cities. I will come back here more than once.

Ciao!

PS. I am slowly catching up and I will soon go straight to the publications. ;)

Next travel stops in 2019:
February - Athens
March - Rome
April - Bari

@lashotta.

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great photographic tour of rome, too many years since last time, was nice to tour with you thanks to your spectacular pics


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lashotta
lashotta @lashottaJanuary 2019

Glad to hear that! :) Best regards!


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lashotta
lashotta @lashottaJanuary 2019

Thanks a lot! :))


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These photos are just stunning! This is such an amazing travel post that shows how amazing can be the magnificent Rome.

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lashotta @lashottaJanuary 2019

Wow! I didn't expect that! :) Thank you very much @jhnmunoz for nomination!


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So many pictures, and they all look magical! Upvoted and resteemed buddy!


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lashotta
lashotta @lashottaJanuary 2019

Thanks, Bro! Come back for more! :)


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Yummy pizza! First time to see pizza that is not circle or rectangle.


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lashotta
lashotta @lashottaJanuary 2019

Yummy! 🍕


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Awesome. I've only been to Rome once, and now after reading your post, my feet are getting itchy to go again! Love your photography too. :)


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lashotta
lashotta @lashottaJanuary 2019

Good to hear that you visited the city! I am following you now, waiting for your stories. :)) I think you have a lot to tell us ;)


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I slowly felt in love with Rome but deeply and deeply! Nice picture! Also want to do a report about Rome love :))


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lashotta
lashotta @lashottaJanuary 2019

<3 Beautiful city, beautiful memories.
Thank you, @nikollettesunday!


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ferrate
ferrate @ferrateJanuary 2019

Rome is indeed a great city with lot of love and history. I love your clicks. Amazing scenes you got there. Keep it up man


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lashotta
lashotta @lashottaJanuary 2019

Thanks, mate! Wait for more! :)


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Your photos are wonderful and so was your tour! I've never been to Rome, but I have been to Athens. My visit was 18 years ago, so it will be fun to see your photos and see what all has changed.


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ferrate
ferrate @ferrateJanuary 2019

18 years?.... Wooaw that such a long time. Rome Rome Rome
We will visit there one day.


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Rome will be in my heart forever. It is the city that you fall in love with. It's one of my most favorite places in the world and I visited it at least 10 times. I had people say that it's a waste of money to visit the same place so many times but I disagree. There is so much to see in Rome that I truly believe you need a lifetime to explore it all. I do recognize most of the places that you mention and all of them bring amazing memories. Except of the Vatican museums that I truly disliked because of so many tourists queuing everywhere. I do prefer calmer places :)

Thank you for bringing us so many amazing shots of this old city. I'm a little bit jealous that you go there in March again :) Have to plan my next stay there too :)

Oh, and yes, the basilica doesn't cease to fascinate me.. and I do go there every time I'm in Rome :)


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lashotta
lashotta @lashottaJanuary 2019

❤️❤️❤️

I don't even know how to respond to your comments full of content ;)

I will probably be in Rome more than once, I love to come back there, and cheering only helps in this :)

I'm recently enchanted by Trastevere, a beautiful district full of charming streets. Probably you were there....

In March I will certainly throw a report :)

Thank you for your kind words! Each trip makes me take better pictures :D


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Hahaha, I will take it as a compliment ;) If you make such posts there is so much I have to say ;)

Oh yes! This is one of the most beautiful parts in Rome. It could get a little bit crowded at times but it doesn't matter. Many people want to see this city :)

My pleasure! I'm looking forward to the report in March :)


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kriistt
kriistt @kriisttJanuary 2019

I can understand why you keep coming back, what a beautiful place.


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lashotta
lashotta @lashottaJanuary 2019

Indeed :) I recommend it to you!


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guchtere
Remy @guchtereJanuary 2019

Rome, the only city of love (for icecream) for me 😍
Thanks for bringing us with you through the city, with some nice pictures. I've been multiple times to this beautiful outdoor museum but never been to a football game. Do I have to go?


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lashotta
lashotta @lashottaJanuary 2019

Are you an icecream lover? :D
If you like football - definitely yes. Go to the Serie A match!


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guchtere
Remy @guchtereJanuary 2019

For sure I do LOVE icecream!😍 Love the Italian taste the most. You have any tips for the best icecream in Rome?

I don't like football actually, but I do like watching sport when the crowds go crazy.


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lashotta
lashotta @lashottaJanuary 2019

Yup, agreed, italian icecreams are the best ;) I do not have any cause they are delicious everythere ;)

Italians are crazy about football. The crowds are crazy too. Now you should be convinced. You welcome :D


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