Rome – The Eternal City of Man Made Wonders
The gilded city of Rome has for centuries been the envy of many a foe of the Roman Empire and has been the muse behind numerous paeans and literary works of art. Once hailed as the citadel of the world’s most powerful dynasty, the city continues to reveal in its former glory and has become a major historical place of interest. Despite the onslaught of barbarians and marauders during the dark ages, Rome’s glorious monuments still stand unfazed by the passage of time and bear testimony to the engineering prowess and craftsmanship of the Roman Empire. The genesis of this great city goes back to 753BC, when it was founded by the brothers Romulus and Ramous. Legend has it that the brothers were abandoned in the wild by their uncle and were later discovered by a she wolf that nurtured and raised them. This acrylic fridge magnet portrays a fine amalgam of some of the city’s prized historical landmarks including the Coliseum, the Pantheon and the iconic St. Peter’s Basilica.
Places to Visit in Rome
The Vatican, which houses St. Peter’s Basilica – the largest church ever constructed in the world, draws the most number of visitors and tourists belonging to the catholic faith. The Monumental Cemetery of the Capuchin Brothers, although ghastly in appearance is another fascination among tourists. The works of art displayed in the cemetery are made out of old bones and skeletons of deceased monks. The imposing Coliseum with its gory history is yet another longstanding tourist attraction and a great place to take photographs. There are several contemporary attractions as well for the young and restless, such as the “Park Of The Monsters”, where hideous sculptures of various monsters can be seen. Foodies can take a trip down memory lane at the Pasta Museum, which is entirely dedicated to the reigning Italian staple.