I love Rome. It’s a city that transcends time. It is imbued with sweeping views of majestic domes and cloaked with majestic churches brimming with magnificent art. It is one of my favorite Vino con Vista destinations!
According to legend, Rome was founded by Romulus on April 21st in 753 B.C. His mother was a vestal virgin who was raped by the warrior god of Mars. She allegedly abandoned her twins Romulus and Remus on the Tiber River and they floated to the foot of Palatine Hill. A benevolent she-wolf rescued and nursed them and she became the symbol of Rome.
Rome was initially the seat of the Roman Republic. It ultimately became the hub of the powerful Roman Empire whose political and military power stretched from England to North Africa. The empire was the first wealthy transnational organization and reigned for 1000 years.
Rome later became the seat of Christianity in the 4th century and the fulcrum of Western spiritual life.
Rome is the largest open air museum on earth. Witness the remnants of the world’s greatest empire as well as the most exquisite art and architecture in the western hemisphere.
Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides to Italy at www.vino-con-vista.com
- Trinita dei Monti Church in Rome at the top of the Spanish Steps (vinoconvistablog.me)
- Borromini’s Church of San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane in Rome (vinoconvistablog.me)
- San Marco is the Church of the Venetian Community in Rome (vinoconvistablog.me)
- Insights into the Vatican in Italy: UNESCO’s Holy City (vinoconvistablog.me)