The first place we visited was the Palazzo Senatorio in Campidoglio, one of the seven hills on which
was founded. Rome
The present piazza that you see here was designed by Michelangelo. The Palazzo Senatorio is the seat of the Comune of Rome.
This is the Capitoline Wolf. The statue is probably a replica, and the original is inside the
. Capitoline Museum
The legend says that
was founded by twin
brothers- Rome and Remus. When
they were babies, a king ordered to throw them into the Romulus . But they were
rescued by a she-wolf and took care of them, suckling them so they can live.
Please consult Wikipedia for more info. Tiber River
Right behind the Palazzo Senatorio is the Foro Romano, the Roman Forum, the very heart of political, religious and commercial power of the empire.
The Vittoriano. A monumental edifice that glorifies the persona and reign of the first King of Italy. It also houses a museum dedicated to the courageous heroes who fought for the unification of
, and all other
military officers and soldiers who fought valiantly in wars in the name of Italy ’s freedom. Italy
|This altar is dedicated to all Italians all over the world|
|Garibaldi, the Italian hero of the Unification of Italy|
The Trajan Forum- the first shopping mall of the Roman Empire.
Selfie in front of the colossal Colosseum. It is situated in the centre of
interesting to note that funding for its construction came from the loot of the
siege of the Jewish Temple. Many of people of my faith still hold on to Pope
Benedict XIV declaration in 1749 that many Christian martyrs died in this
amphitheatre. No proof of it until now. Currently there are many scaffolding
around the structure. Rome
In the evening, we visited the Palazzo del Quirinale, official residence of the President of the
. It’s the 9th
largest palace in the world, in terms of area, and it has housed 30 Popes, 4
Kings of Italy, and 12 presidents. Republic of Italy
The Bernini balcony.
Last time I went to the
, the seat of
Parliament. This time, I went to my future office- The Palazzo Madama, home of
the Senate of the Republic. Montecitorio Palace
Fuck the Senate!
Powers would come and go. Popes, emperors, kings, princes, presidents, prime ministers- they all come and go, but
mesmerizing and beautiful. Rome