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Friday, May 25, 2012

Journey to Colosseum and Roman Forum

Legend has it that as long as the Colosseum stands, Rome will stand; and when Rome falls, so will the world. The mammoth amphitheater was built by Emperor Vespasian and established by Titus. Today it is one of the seven wonders of the world. For "the grandeur that was Rome," this obstinate oval can't be topped.
Ready? Let's go on a journey to visit the Colosseum and Roman Forum with me and I hope you would enjoy and have fun along the way ...



As you can imagine, the following mystical labyrinth ruins was once stood tall and served as a political playground, and a place where justice was administered during the Roman empire. Today, the Forum is a silent ruin—sic transit gloria mundi (so passes away the glory of the world).



Having fun so far? Next, we are going to the Trastevere area where we would visit the Santa Maria church. Santa Maria in Trastevere is the oldest church in Rome and preserves some its most glorious medieval mosaics. 

Santa Maria church: image from goitaly.about.com
Afterward, let's dine in one of the fine Italian restaurants there and for the entertainment of the night, we would listen in to the symphony that is played in the piazza right outside the Santa Maria church.--Hm.... The dinner, coupled with the symphony! What a journey, I say!

Hope you enjoy this journey with me and perhaps this journey has triggered some fond memories of yours or perhaps will excite you to travel there as much as I enjoyed the trip with my family couple years ago. 

Until next stop,
Journey of Life

8 comments:

  1. What a great trip! Glad you got to go with your family!

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    1. Thanks for the visit. I hope you would visit there soon ..

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  2. Fascinating! It is always so awe-inspiring to visit places that are so full of history!

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    1. Yes. Indeed. Thanks for the visit Corinne.

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  3. That looks absolutely beautiful. I have not been to Rome (yet) but it is one of those cities I definitely plan to visit. So much history there.

    Thank you for sharing! :-)

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    1. Yes. Indeed! And one of these days I will definitely head to Sweden. It is on my list.

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  4. I would love to visit Italy and see some of these wonderful sites. One day soon!! Thanks for sharing :) Cheers, Jenn

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    1. Thank you for your visit, Jenn! I don't mind going back for the 3rd :-)

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