Perhaps it is just me, but when I think of Rome, I always imagine the city as a historical place where modern civilisation was being shaped a couple of thousand years ago rather than a modern metropolis. Of course, one can feel the presence of the historical heritage nearly everywhere in this beautiful city, and hardly any other European capital can match it from this perspective.
Still, just like all other places, Rome is also a present-day capital where millions of people live their everyday lives. When they get out of the busy traffic for a while and just look around, they are met by countless majestic views waiting to be discovered.
It is my goal in this post to give you at least a tiny taste of what Rome feels like via some of my favourite pictures from my recent visit to the Italian capital. In case you are planning a trip to Rome, you can take these as an inspiration. Otherwise, simply enjoy the beauty of this grand city and remember to come back to Trevl for more information once you decide to visit.
The first place I want to show you is the Capitoline Hill with the staggering Piazza del Campidoglio. Apart from having been designed by the world-famous artist and architect Michelangelo, which makes it a noteworthy place by itself, the palaces and sculptures lining the square are absolute masterpieces that you will love.
From certain parts of the square, you can even see portions of the monumental white-marble Altar of the Fatherland (Altare della Patria). Although there are many ways to look at this landmark, with many seemingly thinking that its creators have gone too far, no one can argue that the monument is one of the most dominant structures in today’s Rome.
The next picture also comes from a nearby area and shows my favourite kind of place. This road passes just next to popular tourist paths, but unlike at the world-famous landmarks standing just metres away, you barely meet any people at this place. It gives you time to calmly admire the view and think about whatever is on your mind at that very moment for as long as you wish.
On the south-western edge of the extensive park known as Villa Borghese, you would find not only a long hilltop promenade but also several piazzas and terraces. While these offer nice views, they are usually also very busy. Personally, I would recommend you continue walking a bit further down the mentioned promenade and enjoy the city panorama without being bothered by anyone trying to sell you a selfie stick or sunglasses.
Coming to more modern architecture, we can admire the home of the National Council for Economics and Labour. While that does not sound like an exciting organisation to explore, their headquarters is located in the elegant early-20th-century Villa Lubin at the edge of the aforementioned Villa Borghese.
The last image I would like to show you in this episode is one of the massive entrance to the headquarters of the Italian Ministry of Defence in Rome. This trio of colossal doors is clearly determined to keep all unwanted visitors outside, though at the same time comes across as sophisticated and beautiful.
I hope these few images brought you closer to the beauty of the city of Rome and that you enjoy admiring them at least as much as I did taking them. If you are hungry for more of my selection of the best photos from European metropolises, explore our Photos page. You will like it!
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