Friday, June 4, 2010

Weekend in Rome

Rome is one of my favorite cities in the world, having been there for quite a considerable time I was able to experience the "citta" in all its best. Roma has had an important place in World History for centuries, and yet in the 20th Century it served as backdrop to iconic movies such as "La Dolce Vita", "A Plein Soleil", "Roman Holiday", & "Rome Adventure" amongst others.

"The Eternal City" offers us landmarks such as the Imperial Forum (one can still experience the glory of Ancient Rome), the Colosseum, the Fontana di Trevi (throw 3 coins), Via Veneto (home of the "Dolce Vita" in the 60s), Piazza Navona (its cafes and portrait painters), Piazza di Spagna (one must climb the steps), Via dei Condotti (Rome's answer to 5th Avenue), Piazza della Republicca, Il Vittorio & Piazza Venezia (the epicenter of it all), la Bocca della Verita, Castel St. Angelo, Porta Pinciana, Piazza dei Poppolo, and the Pantheon.

Built in Ancient Rome, the Pantheon served as a pagan temple and within time was used as a Catholic church and then as a memorial. Not only are its architecture and dome remarkable but also the fountain located in front of it on the Piazza that was designed by Giacomo della Porta.

Below a photo that blends perfectly the beauty of the Pantheon with the elegance of a dark suit.



Photo: GQ

3 comments:

jeune_premier said...

Dolce vita...lovely post...i hope some day you'll visit my country and do a similar post!

RetroVintageModStyle said...

I'm really looking forward to it!

paddy-ior said...

really love the citta wish visiting one day