Sunday, 10 June 2012

Rome - City of love

We arrived in Rome on last Sunday evening. The weather was warm unlike in Finland where the rain was running from the sky. The sky cleared up fast and we got the opportunity to admire the Alps. The view was wonderful; the pictures can't tell you the true story.

Monday was the first official day in Rome and we decided to walk to Colosseum. Our hotel situated near Termini station the other side of town. Colosseum was one of the most interesting attraction I wanted to see and it didn't betray us. There was a long queue in Colosseum so it took about one hour to get in. If you are going inside I recommend to buy tickets beforehand to save your time.

On Tuesday we had an early morning. We had a tour guide in Vatican which took three and half hours. The guide was really great and I got much more information I would have got on my own.It was an excellent experience to get to see the famous paintings in reality which I have seen before only in the books. I snapped a few pictures on the quiet in Sistine Chapel. It was the only place where photography is not allowed.
Thanks for the elevator it brought us a bit higher in St. Peter's Basilica.
Once again the picture lies. Impossible to capture the size of dome into the photo. 
One of the most famous sculpture Pietá
 Too many steps and  we got to admire St Peter's Square. There is not elevator if you like to get the top of  St. Peter's Basilica so you need to walk over 300 steps. You can imagine how warm it can be if the thermometer shows 30 degrees and there are hundreds people walking inside the aisle of dome. But it was worth it.


  1. Oih! Käytiin pikkusiskon kanssa viime kesäkuussa Roomassa ja oli yksi näteimmistä kaupungeista, joissa oon vieraillut. Joka nurkan takana jotain uutta ja ihmeellistä. Oltiin ostettu ennakkoon liput sekä Colosseumille että Vatikaanin museoihin, joten ei tarvinnut jonottaa. Varsinkin museoihin jono oli valehtelematta kilometrin mittainen. Btw, ensimmäinen kuva on ihan mielettömän siisti. :)

  2. Oih, todella upeita kuvia! Pitää kyllä päästä itsekkin joskus Roomassa käymään :)

  3. Marjut M.: Meilläkin oli vatikaaniin ennakkoon liput, onneksi. Tunninkin jonottaminen kuumuudessa on yhtä tuskaa!

    Lady Satin: Kiitos. Suosittelen varsinkin, jos pidät Pizzasta =D

  4. Rome amazes me everyday. I'm so lucky i live here, the colosseum is a breath taking view every fucking day. so is the "altare della patria", not sure about the english name.

    ahah wish i have spotted you around, i work in Via del Corso so i'm always wandering around where tourists usually visit.

  5. Nero: Oh cool, we visited Via del Corso a few times :P

  6. So beautiful photos, breathtaking and lovely experience!