Rome is the first (and thus far, only) city that I have visited that I would recommend to every single person I know. It seemed as if some stranger knew all of my most secret desires, and designed a city to fulfill them. It enthralled me at every turn; I'm not sure a lifetime spent in Rome would be enough time. Mouth-watering food of all varieties is enough to satisfy even the pickiest palette. Architecture spanning the entirety of the human race makes you feel like a time-traveler, simultaneously headed to the future and the past. A friendly and embracing culture and people that love to laugh, smile, hug. History enough for an entire library of books. Top it all off with the mind-boggling wealth, influence and archives of the Vatican; and you have Rome. A city that cannot be competed with; A city that will always leaving you wanting more.
Arch of Constantine
Right next to the Colosseum
Statue of Neptune
Inside the Vatican
Rain outside the Spanish Steps
From atop the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Altare della Patria
View from the top of the Altare della Patria (Tomb of the Unknown Soldier)
Inside the Vatican Museums
Laocoön and His Sons
This one is "Laocoön and his Sons", it shows them being strangled by snakes, sent be the Greek gods, for attempting to warn the city of Troy before the Greeks tricked them using the Trojan horse. It's not known when it was sculpted, although sometime in the 3rd or 2nd BCE is commonly accepted. Unearthed in 1506, it's lived in the Vatican Museums ever since. Crazy to the this #Sculpture is so old that it was lost for hundreds of years and we can only GUESS who made it and when. Makes you wonder what other incredible pieces were lost in time.