History, human genius and the hot midday sun have conspired to make Rome one of the world’s most seductive and thrilling cities.
Your stay in Rome is all about your state of mind. Making every hour count means letting the timeless grandeur and beauty of the place seep into your blood. So, keep your eyes open for the little things that aren’t on any list, the nooks and nuances of this ancient city, which remind me my time in Rome has been but a blink in the city’s eye.
The best way to see the city is to walk. The sights of London or Paris might be mapped out by a few select subway stops. But in Rome, where you can usually count on good weather and unreliable transportation, you’re best off doing as much as possible by foot. On the street is also where you’ll unearth those unexpected finds. The warm aroma of a bakery. The handmade leather of a local craftsman. The tucked-away piazza that seems stuck in the 16th century, with grandma hanging the clothes out the window and six-year-olds chasing each other across the cobblestones. Even if it doesn’t ever really change, Rome always has the power to surprise.
Here is the experience of a famous author about Rome:
“Why I Love Rome”
– By Duncan Garwood, Author
Even after more than a decade of living in Rome, the city continues to amaze me. I still get a buzz every time I see the Colosseum and I still find it thrilling to visit places I read about as a school kid. But as much as the history, what I love is the way the city embraces the present, the way designer bars occupy 15th-century palazzi and neighbourhood markets take over beautiful historic piazzas. I also enjoy a good meal in a Roman trattoria, especially if accompanied by a bit of political banter and a bottle of local wine.