The Italian Capital has many more things to offer except from the classic sightseeing spots of the center. This week i’m spotting 5 extraordinary places that will get you thrilled and show you another side of this glorious city.
An authentic optical Illusion in Rome. Check the illuminated dome of St Peter’s church and get amazed by the unexpected change of its size. When you get closer it get’s smaller and smaller, but when you move away it’s magically stretched. Creepy?
2. The Zodiac Hill
Undeniably one of the best views in Rome. A Lovers panorama surrounded by kisses, hugs and whispers. It’s located right next to the Observatory of Astronomy and it’s a romantic off the beaten spot for lovebirds.
3. Parco degli acquedotti
Located in the Roman suburbs. A park that will remind you the opening shot of the ”la dolce vita’. Typical Roman countryside of archaeologic and Naturalistic interest that attracted numerous artists, architects, writers and travelers of the Romantic era. It’s located in the Roman suburbs and a bike ride is a must-do!
4. Chiesa del Gesu
One of the most superb jesuit churches in Rome. The magic happens at 17.30pm every day, when the statue of St. Ignatius which is hidden behind a large painting is suddenly revealed with large spotlights switched on to show the piece. Loud religious music covers the baroque happening. Lovely.
5. Ostia Antica
An ancient Roman port quite well-known in the ancient world. It’s easily reached from the centre of Rome. It’s ideal for a short break from the center of the city. For some it’s significantly more impressive than Pompeii. A must-do stroll in the wonders of ancient Rome.
Special thanks to Fabio for his priceless Roman tips.