🇬🇧After the ruin of the Nero's Bridge, pilgrims were forced to use this bridge to reach St Peter's Basilica. In the sixth century, both the castle from where I took the picture and the bridge took on the name Sant'Angelo, explained by a legend that an angel appeared on the roof of the castle to announce the end of the plague that afflicted Rome
🇪🇸Luego de que el puente de Nerón se deteriore, los peregrinos se vieron obligados a usar este puente para llegar a la Basílica de San Pedro. En el siglo VI, tanto el castillo desde donde tomé la foto como el puente tomaron el nombre de Sant'Angelo por una leyenda sobre un ángel apareció en el techo del castillo para anunciar el fin de la plaga que azotaba Roma
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This was only reason why I went to Italy! To see the ancient Mithraeum of Ostia Antica. Mithra is a male Zoroastrian angelic divinity of covenant, light and oath. Not only is he the divinity of contracts, water and harvest, he is also a judicial figure, an all-seeing protector of truth, and the guardian of the most sacred animal, the cattle. As the Roman Empire (not during its time as a republic) came into a series of conflicts with the Sassanid Iranians, Romans paid tribute to Mithra since he is also responsible for protecting soldiers on the battlefield. Eventually the worship of Mithra became so widespread it was a rival to early Christianity. In Europe Mithra became the bull/cattle lost its holy significance, that is why Mithra is slaying a bull in this statue. Since the early 1970s, the dominant scholarship has noted dissimilarities between the Persian and Roman traditions, making it, at most the result of Roman perceptions of (Pseudo-)Zoroastrian ideas. Roman gray marble 150AD. #italy#italy🇮🇹#italytrip#italytravel#history#gradstudent#italylovers#italy_photolovers#italyphoto#rome#romeitaly#romeitaly🇮🇹#romecity#ancientrome#visitrome#travel#travelblogger#travelguide#travelgram#travels#traveling#traveladdict#travelwithme
In Italian, the word congelato means frozen, and the word congelare means to freeze. Although gelato is the Italian version of ice cream, it’s not merely Dreyer’s with a European, artisanal flair. Like ice cream, gelato contains milk, sugar, and flavorings such as fruit or nuts, but it has less cream than ice cream and usually no egg yolks. Whether you’re ordering gelato in Italy (or at an authentic gelateria elsewhere), you should know gelato-related terminology. If you’re in need of a serious dose of caffeine, order affogato. You’ll get a scoop of gelato doused in espresso. If you want to make your gelato extra decadent, opt for gelato con panna to get gelato topped with whipped cream. And for an Italian ice cream sandwich, order brioche con gelato. If you want authentic gelato, don’t buy it from a shop that uses ice cream scoops. Instead, gelato should be scooped with a spade or paddle. The flat surface is better equipped to gently scoop up your flavor of choice. “Not only can you work gelato with the spade to soften it up, but there's a whole artistry,” Morano said. Who wouldn't want to have their first taste of gelato in Italy? From the first memorable taste of genuine gelato, most people might want to bring home that fresh, flavorful dessert back to their homes. If you’re craving now, I’d love to help you plan your trip to Rome so be sure to pick up the phone and call me or send me an email.
Coffee, and I mean great coffee, is on every street corner, available in every bar and café. They call it some different names, though, so if you’re ordering coffee in Italy, keep these tips in mind: “Un café” will get you a shot of espresso. It’s a strong, dark and bitter shot of coffee. “Un café Americano” will get you a watered down espresso. It’s as close to a regular cup of coffee as it gets, and then you can add sugar. Don’t make the mistake of ordering “un latte,” because you will get a funny look, and then receive a warm cup of milk. That’s what latte is in Italian — milk. Instead, “un café macchiato” is coffee with a stain of milk. You can also order a cappuccino in Italy, but only do so in the mornings for breakfast. The Italians believe that the milk will fill you up, so you don’t want to drink it after noon, otherwise you won’t be hungry. Another excellent coffee drink is “un café shakirato.” It’s a shot of espresso, lightly sweetened and shaken with ice until it’s all foamy on top. I’d love to help you plan your trip to Rome so you wouldn’t miss anything delish! Be sure to pick up the phone and call me or send me an email when you’re ready to start planning.
The Colosseum is an amphitheatre in the center of the city Rome, in Italy. It is also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre. It is the largest amphitheatre in the world and considered to be one of the greatest Roman architecture and engineering works. It was used for a variety of events and could hold 50,000 people. Earthquakes and stone robbers left it in ruins, but part of it still stands today. The Colosseum opens at 8:30am year round and the line begins forming around 8am. The Colosseum closes 1 hour before sunset and the times vary throughout the year. You can avoid waiting in line with a Roma Pass. If you chose to wait in line, tickets are €12 per person and under 18 years of age are free the last time I checked. Tickets are valid for 2 days, though you can only enter once. The ticket is good for entry to the Colosseum, the Palatine Hill, and the Roman Forum. There is free admission for all on the first Sunday of every month. Who wouldn’t want a free pass right? When you’re ready to go, I’d love to help you plan your trip to Rome so be sure to pick up the phone and call me or send me an email.