Rome, as famously known by all a city full of history and ancient artefacts. It is certainly a pure heaven for history and art passionates. I felt like I was transported back into ancient time. I was most intrigued by the well known Michaelangelo's paintings in Sistine Chapel, Vetican City. Having known the stories behind and understanding the painter's mind make the paintings even more beautiful. Now I can understand why Michaelangelo is called a genius of all time in the fine art history.
History aside, Rome is quite an interesting city unfortunately in a not-so-good way. The traffic is bad. Drivers are ruthless. They drive to their own rules. Pedestrians need to be extra careful when crossing. Beggers are a common sight. They would come right in your face with their little tin cup. This is the best time to practise "ignorance is a bliss"! LOL.
There are also many off street sellers, selling fake goods mainly designer bags. LV, Gucci, Prada etc all laid out nicely on the floor. When the polices were around the area, they grabbed their bags all in their arms like bracelets and disappeared in seconds. The next thing I saw, they were in business again in a different street!
On a good sunny day, people come to you selling sunnies. On a rainy day, you have human trees of umbrellas running into you, €5 each. Then on a cloudy day, all disappeared, you have your peace and quiet! LOL.
Just arrived into Rome Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport
Our hotel which is just a stone throw away from the Vatican city
Castle of St Angelo
Christmas Market at Piazza Navona
Via Condotti - the place I found my comfort after an awfully long day of walking
Genesis and The Last Judgement by Michaelangelo
St. Peter's Basilica
The stunning interior of St. Peter's Basilica
Sunnies for sunny day!