This weekend I traveled with my friend Renny to the enchanting city of Rome. When we arrived we dropped everything in the apartment and wanted to go explore the beautiful neighborhoods of Rome. One of the first neighborhoods we came across Trastevere. This is one of Rome’s most charming quarter. This neighborhood is super popular, but there are quiet areas too if you decided to wander off the map.
We decided to stop sightseeing for a few and take a break and get some lunch. I was super excited to finally have some Italian pizza and pasta. I ordered penne pasta with arrabbiata sauce.
After that filling delicious lunch we decided to continue our adventure! Next stop! Altare della Patria which is also known as Altar of the Fatherland. This monument was so big and beautiful. This monument was built in honor of Victor Emmanuel, which was the first king of a unified Italy.
After admiring the front of the monument we wanted to explore more so we decided to get tickets to go to the top and see the view. Wow! Was that view gorgeous!
Next, we went to the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. The Roman Forum central square area had reduced in size and now the open area is about 130 by 50 meters. The Forum was outside the walls of the original Sabine fortress. The Colosseum was first called the Flavian Amphitheater. The name colosseum is originated from the Latin word “colosseus” meaning colossal. In the colosseum there were 36 trap doors in the arena allowing for extravagant special effects.
Afterwards we traveled to the loveliest fountain ever! The Trevi Fountain! This fountain was designed by an Italian architect Nicola Salvi and completed by Pietro Bracci. The Trevi Fountain is the largest Baroque style fountain in the city of Rome. It is one if the most famous fountains in the world.