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The Romantics of Rome
Rome has captured the hearts of poets and romantics alike for centuries. It is a city that is steeped in so much history that it doesn’t matter if you are interested in its Roman roots, or it’s Catholic dressings, there is a Rome for everyone. It is the place to go with your friends, with your family, or with your lover. It is also a tourist destination that sees millions of tourists each year, and so for those of you seeking the Romantic Roma of your dreams, you need to be prepared.
Do Your Own Research
There is a lot of history in Rome, and if you truly want to enjoy the city and all that it has to offer then you should do your own research, first. There is only so much that a guide can tell you during a tour, and if you know the history of the city then you can create your own itinerary of the city, away from the beaten path. You will be able to trace steps of ancient idols of centuries past, or you’ll be able to truly appreciate the architecture of buildings not on Google’s top ten list. For those who wish to fall in love with the city, this is the best way to get to know her.
Be Open to Possibilities
Disappointment only occurs when you had a firm idea of what you would see, experience, and feel during a trip. Instead of opening yourself up to disappointment, open yourself up to possibilities. Planning your every step won’t make the perfect trip, it will only bring frustration amongst those who you are with, and even let you down when it doesn’t live up to expectation. If you stumble upon a restaurant, good or bad, it will be a spontaneous adventure.
See Her Inner Workings
One thing that you cannot do by yourself is see the private workings of the most famous sites. If you wish to see the Sistine Chapel, then you will need to book a Vatican tour, and since you need to, you might as spend a bit more and make it special. There are options to visit the Vatican museums even before the general public are allowed access, and that means that you can get a quiet, tranquil experience worthy of the masterpieces the museums hold.
Keep it Private
It can be tempting to post your entire trip to Rome to social media as soon as it happens, but wait. If you hold off on posting any photos or videos that you might take, then you’re not only guaranteed to post better content later, but they will also be more private and special. You need to get out of the habit of taking photos for social media, and instead to start taking photos (and videos) for yourself and your memories.
Rome is a romantic city. To truly experience the romanticism, you need to put the effort in – research her history, be open to spontaneity as well as seeing the sites, and to, of course, try to see her inner workings. Document your travels for yourself, and hold off on posting to social media either until the trip is over or forever. The more private your experience, the more special it will be.