Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Rome - Day 2

Not a very impressive remembrance of Hotel Fontanella Borghese, but it was actually 
a very beautiful place with staff that were so helpful. The free breakfast that came with our accommodation (so European : latte with steamed milk just the way I like it, yummy bread, fruits and sweets) was so filling. 

The buildings around the hotel.

The building in front of our hotel had 24/7 guards on duty complete with armed vehicles.

The Spanish steps was literally just a few steps from our hotel.
With its irregular butterfly design, the beautiful “Scalina Spagna”, or Spanish Steps 
are a great example of Roman Baroque Style.The 138 steps are wide and irregular 
in a mix of curves, straight flights, vistas and terraces. They connect the lower 
Piazza di Spagna with the upper piazza Trinita dei Monti, with its beautiful 
twin tower church dominating the skyline.
View from the lower steps.

View from the upper piazza.

Through the narrow streets again.

The Colosseum !  
The Roman Colosseum is the most famous monument to have survived from the classical world. It was built nearly two thousand years ago for the purpose of hosting violent gladiator games. Thousands of men and animals fought for their lives in the sandy arena. A few gladiators and warriors found glory there. Some even found fame and riches but many more died an anonymous death, providing entertainment for eager Roman spectators. 

All around the Colosseum are more historical buildings 
I just wish I can still remember the names.

Simply amazing, astounding, stunning.

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