Rome, the eternal city with a history and monuments impossible to overcome by any other city in the world. Rome is full of charming corners, from churches, squares, streets, neighborhoods such as Trastevere where it is a delight to get lost or rest after a long walk. In this guide of what to see in Rome in 6 days we wanted to visit what we consider essential for a first visit.
Day 1: GERONA - ROME
The next point was one of the most anticipated Trevi Fountain, it is hidden between streets, you do not see it until you are very close to it and you are speechless. We also run into the first mass of tourists taking pictures with all possible poses with the background fountain.
The Trevi Fountain was designed in the 18th century by the architect Nicola Salvi and carried out over a period of thirty years, the Fontana is an exaltation of water as a symbol of life, well-being and change. Its location indicates the limit of the path of the old aqueduct of the Virgin Water (year 19 BC), whose story is told in the reliefs of the upper part of the facade.
The spell of the Trevi Fountain is amplified by the contrast between its remarkable dimensions and the small square where it is located, as it almost seems to oppress it. The personification of Ocean in the center of the fountain seems to emerge from the water on a car pulled by sea horses and newts, among pitfalls where thirty different varieties of plants are represented.
There are two of Titian, Sacred love and profane love, and Venus blindfolding Cupid. Here one of Rafael's best religious paintings, Christ taken to the grave (The Burial of Christ) is also exhibited. From the same artist there is a famous portrait, The Lady of the Unicorn. An unrepeatable ensemble is exhibited from Caravaggio, perhaps the best exposed in a single museum: Young man with a fruit basket, Sick Bacchus (possible self-portrait), The Virgin and Child stepping on the snake (also called The Virgin of the Palafreneros), San Jerónimo and David with the head of Goliath that tells us that Caravaggio portrayed himself in the beheaded head of the giant, Bernini's incredible statues. Visit little known but highly recommended.
To visit the museum you must book this guided tour in Spanish or buy the ticket in advance, having very limited places.
We did not stop during these 5 days but we still had things to see so we threw the coin in the Trevi Fountain to return to beautiful Rome.