Travel diaries: Rome (day 1)

by - 06 noiembrie

Hello, everyone! First of all, I want to apologize that I haven't had the time to write you lately. To be honest the rainy and cold weather also pushed me back.

Quick update: on the 22nd of October it was my birthday. As you grow older birthdays tend to get less important. I don't really throw big parties and I only like to go out for dinner. Another birthday means another year older and, let's face it, nobody really likes the idea of getting older. Therefore, me and my boyfriend (born on 24th of October) decided to double celebrate and go to an amazing trip...to ROME!

We arrived there early in the morning and we started to check over the surroundings. As we started walking from our hotel near the central train station "Termini", I began to notice that everything was larger that I had imagined it. The scale of this entire city is somewhat mind boggling. At the end of each day I was very content to go to bed. It's not only the city limits that stretch far and wide, but the art and the arhitecture as well. No matter how much research and preparation was done I don't think it would have ever been possible to have done too much.

We started our journey visiting "Piazza della Repubblica" which is known by Romans as "Piazza Esedra", a name in use until the end of the Fifties. Shooting off from the square, whose centre is dominated by a splendid fountain, is one of the capital's best known roads: Via Nazionale, crammed with bars, shops and book shops.

After that, we took the subway and arrived to "Piazza di Spagna" at the bottom of the Spanish Steps. It is one of the most famous squares of Rome. It owes its name to the Palazzo di Spagna, seat of the Embassy of Spain.  The monumental stairway of 135 steps was built with French diplomat Etienne Gueffier's bequeathed funds of 20.000 scudi, in 1723-1725, linking the Bourbon Spanish Embassy and the Trinita dei Monti church that was under the patronage of the Bourbon kings of France, both located above.

From there we chose to continue walking on "Via dei Condotti" (the center of fashion shopping in Rome) till we arrived to "Piazza del Popolo". In the night we stopped to eat in a restaurant near Via del Corso, and after that we visited "Palazzo del Quirinale" the current official residence of the President of the Italian Republic. It is located on the Quirinal Hill, the highest of the seven hills of Rome. It has housed thirty popes, four kings and eleven presidents of the Italian Republic. The palace extends for an area of 110,500 square metres and is the 6th largest palace in the world.

 I will show you more pictures soon! I hope you'll like the Eternal City and decide to live "la dolce vita"!

Kisses,
Valentina


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  1. Wow!! Cum e colierul!!! <3
    Imi place mult tinuta!!
    Te pup!

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  2. Oh, Roma este un oras suuuuperb! Noi l-am vizitat vara, n-a fost o idee prea grozava pentru ca am murit de cald, noroc cu fantanile cu apa rece care apareau la fiecare pas.

    Minunata tinuta, confortabila dar si foarte, foarte chic! <3

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  3. I really love your necklace, it really pops against your sweater. You guys look great in the pics!

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  4. Valentina, ce frumosi sunteti!! Va potrivit atat de bine, iar pozele sunt superbe, ma bucur ca ti-a placut Roma, pupici! :*
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