Rome has been my first European capital visited abroad and surprisingly I’ve loved it. I say surprisingly because it was unexpected since I grew up wanting to see London, Paris and Barcelona.
Of course, Rome was on the list, somewhere, because I love mythology and I was taught from an early age that the Roman Empire is the cradle of civilization and we, Romanians, inherited from them a lot of history, the language and such. But the truth is that when I immersed in it and walked around for hours in the city center I loved it and I was mesmerized so much that a year later I went back again.
The Eternal City, the fantastic Rome – center of an ancient empire, hits you once you step in. The sequence of winding alleys, squares and palaces surrounding the city center and all around the city spreads a relaxed, medieval vibe. Strolling along water in the twilight hours can be magical as Rome has some romantic bridges as well.
Read more on what are the best places to visit in my guest post on Travelicious – http://travelicious.world/every-road-leads-to-rome/.