Some Roman Aroma

And we land in Rome finally!

 After counting days, and miles all the way from Delhi to Rome, the time has finally come. We just landed at Aeroporto Leonardo da Vinci, and even though everyone is ready to hit the bed after this long flight, I cannot wait to discover the city! I hate the fact the people think that they can see a city in a day, according to me, it can take months or even years to really see and experience a place like the people living there. Moreover, how can someone be satisfied seeing something in a day, that took hundreds of years to build?
Moving forward, we have now got our several bags, just the way all Indians love to travel, and are now making our way to the hotel. One tip I would give all you travelers here is to call your hotel car rather than taking the local taxi. In places across Europe, taxi drivers wait outside train stations and airports to welcome tourists, with their bulk price times 5, hotels usually have a fixed price that turns out much cheaper and saves you some shopping money instead!
It’s a cold evening, and I can’t seem to get over all the beauty I am looking at through the car window on the way to our hotel, St. Regis. When visiting a new place, I would say the best way to choose a hotel is location, location and location! A stone’s throw from all popular sightseeing areas; the hotel is located in the Repubbblica district. A 7 minutes’ walk from the main train station, Termini, and literally 2 steps to the Metro Stop, it is a mid-ranged, superb option for you and your family.
My first picture to feel the Roman A(Roma) ❤

As we walk in an everyone rushes to their rooms, to sleep so that they are all set for a long day of sightseeing tomorrow, I open up my laptop, and start reading, About Rome
Rome, the “eternal city”, is so called because it is a place of great beauty, contrast and life. Rome is an eclectic city: the religious world center of Catholic Church, the fabulous ruins of the center of the Roman Empire, and modern, bustling Rome. All three seem inharmonious, yet they live inside and beside each other with great ease. Everything is on a massive scale, solid and “eternal”.
Also appointed a unified Italy’s capital, Rome is a sprawling cosmopolitan city, with nearly 3000 years of globally influential art, architecture and culture on display. Modern Rome has 280 fountains and 900 churches. Rome can be reached via the Eurostar railway line that links it with the most important Italian and international cities.
A network of motorways approaches Rome, including the A1 from northern Italy (Milan, Florence), this joins the busy Rome ring-road (Grande accordo Anulare) at Settebagni, from which there are well sign-posted exits to all districts of the city.      
The city is well served by two underground railway system besides the fairly efficient bus and tram services. The climate is temperate, with breezy winters and hot summers. We found this the best time to be here, and beat the weather back home.
Rome contains an exceptional artistic patrimony, glorious testimony to its great past. Besides the imposing rests of its magnificent history through out all the period of the Roman Empire, Renaissance artists such as Bramante, Raphael, and Michelangelo were at work here under the papal patronage, along with Masolino in San Clemente, Ghirlandaio, Botticelli, Perugino, Luca Signorelli.
The works of the architects Borromini and Bernini, masters of the Baroque, left an indelible and representative sign to the city, embellished by a great numbers of palaces, villas, and fountains. Many works of art by the greatest artists of Italy and the world are gathered in the famous museums of the city and of the Vatican.
Rome is the most important bibliographical center of Italy. Its numerous libraries, such as the Biblioteca dell'Accademia dei Lincei, the Biblioteca Angelica, the Biblioteca Casanatense, the Biblioteca musicale di San Cecilia, and the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale Vittorio Emanuele II, gather the richest collection of books of all Italy.
Rome is the Italian center of dramatic arts and cinema. The famous cinecittà, the "Italian Hollywood", is the prestigious set of many glorious national and international movies. I can’t wait to wake up tomorrow morning, and stop reading about it, and actually experience this beauty…. This is just about the history and Art of Rome, however, there is so much more like the nightlife, food, shopping and the beautiful scenes. 

Counting miles and minutes for now ðŸ’• 

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