Old Rome


My last afternoon in Rome.

From the Pantheon, I wandered off to the Piazza Navona, said to be one of Rome’s most beautiful squares. Barely a minute after I got there, a cameraman approached me and asked me to hold up a sign saying Niente! as part of a music video they were shooting. Piazza Navona’s assortment of artists, art, architecture, and overall ambience makes it a crowd favorite, though in olden times it was a circus of a different sort: the stadium of Domitian.

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Interesting buildings abound in the area.

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A statue of Giordano Bruno looks appropriately brooding and forbidding as it towers over the Campo de’ Fiori, the square where he was burned at the stake. The price of going against the prevailing narrative of the time. Never underestimate the contradictions people can live with in the name of their convictions.

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It’s these cheerful chunks of history that remind you Italy isn’t all about gelato and Vespas. Speaking of which…

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Peace.

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The Route

Wanderlust



2 thoughts on “Old Rome”

  • Some wonderful photos, especially the first one, and the vespas. I didn’t fall in love with Rome the way I did with Venice and Paris, but it’s still a pretty amazing city.
    Alison

    • Thanks Alison! Amazing is how I’d describe Rome too. Just the way all those beautiful buildings that had seen so much history would just jump at you when you turn a corner.

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