So they say Rome was built in a single day, do they….?
Well I don’t know about that, but what I do know is that you certainly can’t visit all that Rome has to offer in just 1 day!
But guess what….?
It might just be our lucky day.
We might not be to do Rome in a day, but I bet we can in a blog post way.
Wow… I am sorry, I do apologise to everybody.
No matter what I try to say,
in all my blog posts lately,
it seems to rhyme in some weirdly strange way….!
Its like dancing with a German flag infront of an English raging bull.
“I’M GONNA HAVE YA” !!!! 👿
Okie dokie, back to Italy.
Lets get busy & see if we can smash Rome in a day on the Roman Empire trail shall we.
Ok, draw your camera & get your traveller trigger finger ready.
1st stop, we’re heading to the,
Rome’s great gladiatorial arena. By far the most thrilling ancient sight in the city. Inaugurated in AD 80. This place is fantastic. Built with 50,000 seats circled around the arena, for them blood thirsty Romans to satisfy their lust. Originally known as the Flavian Amphitheatre. It was built over an underground complex called the Hypogeum. Where the animals were caged & the gladiators got ready to fight or die, most times both!
Cool place the Colosseum. A must visit for any traveller.
Next we’re at the,
The Museo e Galleria Borghese.
A superb Art Gallery, housing whats referred to as the, ‘Queen of all private art collections’ as well as some sensational sculptures. This place is priceless! The museum itself, is divided in 2 parts. The ground floor gallery, with all the sculptures, Roman floor mosaics & frescoes, then the upstairs gallery that is packed with some very expensive art indeed. A must visit place if you like the finer things in life.
Next we’re travelling to,
A 2000 year old temple & now a thriving church. This place is the best preserved of Rome’s ancient monuments & 1 of the most influential buildings in the Western World. Built in around AD 125, by Hadrian, over the earlier Marcus Agrippas temple, that was built in 27 BC. The Pantheon was dedicated to the classical gods, but in AD 608, it was consecrated as a Christian church & is now officially known as the Basilica di Santa Maria ad Martyres.
Ok, next we’re heading over to,
The Vatican Museums.
Founded by Pope Jullius II, in the early 16th century. The museums boast 1 of the worlds greatest art collections, which are displayed along about 7 km’s of halls & corridors. Ranging from Egyptian Mummies, Etruscan Bronzes to Ancient Art & Modern Paintings. These lavishly decorated halls are a sight for any travellers sore eyes.
Next we’re at the,
The Papal Picture Gallery contains many works of art from past painters including Raphael & Leonardo da Vinci. Great artists with great minds. Another must see place for the traveller.
Next stop the,
The Museo Chiaromonti & Braccio Nuevo.
Basically a long corridor that runs down the East side of the Belvedere Palace. Its walls are lined with thousands of statues representing everything from Immortal Gods, Cherubs & Roman Partricians, including the famous statue of ‘The Nile’ as a reclining god. Another must see sight if you ask me!
Wow, well will you look at that, is that the time…?
Thats enough travelling for today,
We couldn’t travel Rome in a day,
Not even in a blog post way!
There’s lots more to see & do in the fascinating City of Rome. So crack on travellers.
Thanks for reading & letting me lead you astray,
Down the Roman Empire way!
& don’t be silly…..
Rome wasn’t built in a day!
Stay 😎 Travellers! 😜