Rome Travelogue 1

Yes, I know, I know! This is long overdue, but I’ve been so busy writing about food and beauty. Since the attractions in Europe won’t change, I figured these posts can wait. Anyways, do allow me to document these awesome memories on the blog so I look through them from time to time.

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We were trigger-happy in pulsating and captivating Rome; I’ll have to split the pictures into 3-4 posts.

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Rome is a sprawling city, but most sights are located within walking distance or a train ride away from each other. Every corner seems to leave to artistic and architectural masterpieces, famous monuments or magnificent ruins.

Our first stop- Trevi fountain. Unfortunately it was undergoing restoration so we didn’t get to appreciate its full beauty. Legend says that if you throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain, with your back facing the fountain and throw a coin with your right hand over the left shoulder, you’ll ensure a return to Rome.

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When in Italy, have gelato! It’s remarkably fresh and addictive. I have yet to come across any gelato in Singapore that can match up the to standards in Italy.

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Taking a short cut through a gorgeous shopping mall to the next sight.

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Column of Marcus Aurelius, built in honor of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius. The reliefs documents the story of Marcus Aurelius Danubian wars.

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The striking Pantheon. Built in AD 126 AD, the temple features the world largest concrete dome. The oculus allows natural like to stream through, illuminating the interior. Coffered ceiling and the oculus were not just decorative, but to lessen the weight load of the roof, supported by 25-foot thick walls.

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The Fountain of the Four Rivers in Piazza Navona

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Sant’ Agnese in Agone, a 17th century Baroque church.

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Tartufo, a must-try in Rome.

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St Peter’s Basilica at night. Next post will feature our visit to this magnificent church as well as the Vatican City

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