Why Rome is delicious, in a few words

22 Jul

The crimson sky, the golden sunset; people bustling in the streets taking their evening walk leisurely; the music at the corner of each via, people humming their cherished tunes while holding hands with their loved ones; the little corners that lead up to a medieval experience; the Church bells tolling at the end of each hour; the architecture and the art that is mankind’s heritage: Piazza Navona, the Pieta, Bernini’s Gloria in St. Peter’s, the gold decorations of Santa Maria Maggiore, the Colloseum, just to mention a few; the Sunday Angelus with the Pope, with everyone shouting Viva il Papa! I could go on and on, but you get the point: Rome is more than delicious.

All this makes me wish that time would keep still for a few moments, a few hours, and why not, for eternity. Am I not in the eternal city after all? Things may come and go, but Rome will always be Rome.

from the Pincio

 

A Roman sunset, (St. Peter’s basilica)

one of those little corners…

 

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4 Responses to “Why Rome is delicious, in a few words”

  1. pstruan August 5, 2012 at 3:05 pm #

    Rome is top on my list of places yet to visit but I’ll be soon in Istanbul, the Rome of the East! Thanks for the post

    • mary August 6, 2012 at 7:44 am #

      Rome is really worthwhile, one needs to be in it to fully realize its worth. With all the history, it feels like being in a time machine… Enjoy Istanbul!

  2. sam September 12, 2012 at 9:02 pm #

    I have only read and listened (http://thehistoryofrome.typepad.com/) about the eternal city, it nice to know someone who is actually there.

    • mary September 13, 2012 at 6:08 pm #

      Sam, you should try out the movie Gladiator, or the book Quo Vadis to experience more of ancient Rome. Incredible!!
      Thanks for the comment.

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