When I first went to Rome, we stayed with the Passionist Sisters who generously opened their house for us. As a result, we had to comply with their rules and be back in time for dinner, which was served at 7:30 PM. Although this gave us full days to walk through Rome, I still thought it was way too early to start leaving the city at 6:30 PM. I don’t mean to sound ungrateful, I just absolutely love wandering a city at night, especially if said city is Rome.
So, when we re-visited Rome on our way to World Youth Day in Madrid, I forced my travel companions to come out and wander around the city in the evenings (thank you, ladies, for putting up with me!!). Rome is beautiful, wild, and frenzied under the sun, but it changes into a totally different character under the light of the moon: one that is both stunning and elegant. Take a look.
Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi
Or in English: Fountain of the Four Rivers.
Scalinata della Trinità dei Monti
Or more famously known as the Spanish Steps.
Fontana di Trevi
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
What a beauty, huh? What do you think? Have you wandered through Rome (or any city, for that matter) when the sun sets? What’s your favourite evening city? I almost titled this post “Under the Roman Moon” (get it? It’s a spin-off from Under the Tuscan Sun, teehee!), but I decided against it because I thought it was way too cheesy, even for me.
P.s. All photos are taken by yours truly. On that note, if you’re on Instagram, let’s be friends!