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Italie - Vue de l'Hotel Forum à Rome

Italy – Rome in a weekend

Rome is without a doubt one of the most famous capitals of antiquity. The capital of today has become a unique city thanks to its very long history, having fallen into disuse and being forgotten for centuries. T he last days of August do not seem to be synonymous with the end of summer. It is at sunset that Rome reveals all its secrets and the fiery light accentuates the details that make this city a unique architectural jewel. Then comes the moment when the shadows of the countless domes, churches and basilicas meet in the cloudless sky and start dancing together to create a unique shadow play. The Rome of the 21st century rubs shoulders with the Rome of antiquity with a gentle harmony. To the delight of tourists. It is 8pm. The sun is slowly descending on the…

Vatican - le palais Apostolique

Italy – Visit to St Peter’s Basilica and St Peter’s Square in the Vatican

The Vatican and its Basilica of St. Peter represent Christianity and the Catholic Church in the world. Every year, thousands of pilgrims from all over the world flock to this unique holy place. A simple fence today represents the border between these two states which, over the centuries, have been at war many times. Anyone can go from one side to the other as they please. There are no searches and few guards watching the comings and goings of tourists. And if there are, they sit quietly in a chair watching the endless flow of people and waiting for their day to end. Entering St. Peter's Square from the Vatican is a breeze. Only the horde of street vendors and Indian guides remain wisely on the Italian side, as if deterred by some invisible force. In the square, the queue…

L’Arc de Septième Sévère au Forum Romain

Italy – The Roman Forum and the Pantheon in Rome

The Roman Forum is the symbol of the Republic of Rome, the Pantheon its soul. Two representative places of this beautiful city of Rome that owe their preservation only to the chance of history. The visit of the Colosseum was the highlight of the guided tour. We continued our tour towards the very famous Roman Forum with our guide Giorgia Romanelli, where we met a lot of Indians selling mostly "selfie sticks" - the new fashion globalized by the smartphone - shouting "who wants selfies? Selfies. Selfies". It seems that they have succeeded in dethroning the Africans for the sale on the sly. The Roman Forum was the political heart of Rome, and the center of its gigantic republic, which ended in the first century BC to give way to the Empire. A center of power and decision making with…

Le Colisée de Nuit

Italy – Visit the Colosseum in Rome

The magnificence of the Roman Colosseum sits proudly in the ancient capital of the Roman Empire. Who would come to Rome without visiting the most famous monument of the city, and the symbol of an entire empire. H e is in the middle of the arena. All around him, the crowd of more than fifty thousand people in delirium has eyes and ears only for the spectacle. Some cheered and encouraged him, others booed him and demanded his death. Creatures that have not been seen for a long time (or ever) in these lands - bears, elephants and lions - or more common - bulls and boars - face him. The gladiator's life is at stake, which unfortunately also depends on the emperor's mood. All over the arena the crowd is jubilant, the people of Rome are feasting and wine is…

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