The Darling Nomadess: Where in the World Wednesday: Roman Forum

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Where in the World Wednesday: Roman Forum

I wasn't planning on touring the Roman Forum quite yet but when you stumble into an area that is so rich with history and beauty, it stops you dead in your tracks. 

I needed to escape from the house and was feeling mighty adventurous so I decided to go to the Piazza di Popolo alone for the first time. I didn't really want to see any big tourist traps on this particular day, rather I just wanted to explore the side streets, get a little lost, find the most perfect gelato, take some photos, and find my way home. Instead, I found myself wandering some side streets and stumbling into the Roman Forum. All hopes of finding gelato was forgotten.

I started wandering deeper and deeper into this historic district. I found it amazing to look around and see that Rome truly is an Eternal City. Among its preserved monuments are also more modern buildings in the not-so-far distance and street food vendors, sites I'm sure the ancient Romans would be just as much in awe in as we modern people are over the ancient ruins. 

At the same moment the Colosseum came into my view for the first time, a torrential downpour began at the same time. Of course, I was caught without an umbrella and was immediately swarmed by scammers trying to sell me a cheaply made umbrella for $20. Haha, yeahhhno. So I just tied my scarf over my head and continued my onward walk to the Colosseum being drenched to my bones on the way.

My first view of the Colosseum. I had to promptly put my camera away after this photo, unfortunately. I hope to go back soon for more photos and exploring.

What historic sites have you seen, if even from your hometown?!

With Love,


  1. As a huge history buff (& a history major!) I am so jealous of your amazing adventure!
    I hope you have a blast & I cannot wait to see more pictures :)

    xoxo, SS

  2. Wow... these are sooooo pretty!! You are like Lizzie McGuire! haha

  3. Looks like you are having so much fun! :)

  4. I loved the Roman Forum! It's so crazy to think that you're walking through a place with such a huge history, and they're still discovering new things on site. I hate that it rained on you, but I'm sure it was still beautiful. Somehow, it's better to get caught in the rain in a foreign country than it is to do it in America.


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