With the advent of digital photography and so many thousands of amateur photographers out there, there must be hundreds of thousands of photos of Rome floating around!
In Rome, everything is photo-worthy.
From the cobbles you are walking on, to the old sign post on the side of the spindly road, to the peeling ochre coloured wall of the facade of an ancient building.
It is information overload.
We took an average of 200 photos per day.
Thank goodness we had enough memory cards! haha For most people, coming to Rome is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so one needs to make sure you are well equipped for the trip in this area.
Interesting place this. Basically, it's a series of Roman rooms, many with frescoes, discovered underneath the church of San Giovanni e Paulo, tucked away in a remarkably quiet area near the Colosseum.
The 5th century church stands over a complex of several Roman houses which was discovered by an excavating priest in 1887. The site is said to include where the martyrs Giovanni and Paulo lived (hence the dedication of the church). Executed in the reign of Julian the Apostate, they were supposedly buried in their own house so there are various (later) altars and shrines to them within.
In the third century the houses were combined into one larger dwelling, and the whole complex is a good example of how buildings changed and adapted over the whole Roman period.
The wall frescoes are, to be honest, somewhat primitive in execution but nevertheless worth seeing, particularly if one has seen more adept frescoes elsewhere. They show more clearly what 'ordinary' well-off romans had in their houses, rather than the beautiful and laborate decorations of the super-wealthy one sees in museums and palaces.
Worth seeking out this place, I think. The little museum within is particularly well set-out.
Open every day except Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 - 1 and from 3 - 6. Admission 6 euros. Guided tours available at weekends (need booking).
The entrance is on Clivio de Scauro. Walk down Via di S. Gregorio from the Colosseum: Clivio di Scauro is on the left (with your back to the Colosseum), off the Viale del Parco del Cielo.
Rome is a beautiful city at night where the whole city is lit up and the streets are full of people and traffic. A great place to walk around and site see and sit at a cafe and have dinner or some wine.
Best veal in the world
It is on a lovely street where one can eat outside in good weather. It is frequesnted by locals and it is best to come early or get a reservation. It isn't a stuffy formal kind of place- very homey an cozy. We would spend hours here- they would feed antipasti mista from giant bowls (that i realized later were sent from table to table-family style) Delicious ! The veal is so tender it is to die for. Veal- don't know what its called but they know. Its their most popular dish
when i walked towards the pantheon... i wasnt thinking much, just wanted to see what everyone made a fuss about!
but i gotta tell u from the first glimpse that i got when i spotted the pantheon oh my god! its amazing!!!