Rome on a Rainy Day

“It does not usually rain in Rome, which makes a wet day somewhat of a special occasion.” – unknown

While planning on this trip, we didn’t even have a clue that these two iconic Roman buildings, the Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine, are just standing quite near each other. The first time we found out was when our tour director took us there for a photo group shot.

The next two photos are just phone shots of photos of our tour group, so pardon the quality. These are some beautiful memories that we would like to cherish. We can’t seem to remember most of their names but seeing their happy faces is enough.

The Colosseum, also known as the Flavian Ampitheatre, is an oval ampitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome. This is the capital’s most iconic monument, with almost 2,000 years of history. The Colosseum, along with the Vatican, is Rome’s most visited tourist attraction with over 6 million people visiting it every year. On 2007, the Colosseum became one of the Seven Wonders of the modern world.

Equine statue of the mexican artist Gustavo Aceves in front of the Colosseum, Rome, Italy

Inside the Colosseum, we were awed by its grandeur. Walked through the entry to the arena and stood there for a long time to appreciate the remains of this architecture.

We also saw the remains of an ancient equestrian statue.

The Arch of Constantine is one of the more popular of the three surviving ancient Rome triumphal arches. This was built hastily to celebrate the victory of Constantine over Maxentius.

The other two triumphal arches in Rome are the Arch of Titus and the Arch of Septimius Severus

It was a stormy day when we went to Rome so it was so hard to take any decent photos since my camera kept on getting wet.

Do you know that Rome have these pine trees that are trimmed in a way that is unique to the country? It is called umbrella pines or parasol pines because of its top-heavy appearance. The scientific name for these Roman trees that can be seen in the Roman skyline is Pinus Pinea.

The Roman Forum is a rectangular forum surrounded by ruins. It is where all the religious, poitical and economical affairs were held in ancient Rome.

We walked to Palatine Hill, past columns and beautiful remnants of long time ago.

Next, we took the coach and we stopped in Piazza Navona. This Pizza has 3 fountains – Fountain of Neptune, Flumi Fountain and the Fontana del Moro.

Here are some cobbled streets, windows and buildings around Rome which we loved taking photos of. And of course who would miss having a gelato while sitting on one of its seats?

On the Road Again…


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  1. Alison says:

    Wonderful photos Teresa, even with a wet camera

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much Ali! It was hard to walk and take photos at the same time especially when it was rainy and windy. Have a good day ❤️

  2. Dora says:

    Enjoyed your post and photos as always, Teresa. What an interesting tidbit about umbrella trees! They add to that otherworldly quality of Roman remains.

    1. Teresa says:

      That is true Dora. I didn’t know about it when we were there. I just noticed that the trees looked quite different. So I had to research about it. Thanks Dora for always visiting my site. ❤️

  3. Toonsarah says:

    Oh yes, of course in Italy you must have a gelato, what ever the weather! A shame about the rain but you seem to have seen a lot nevertheless 🙂 I always love seeing those umbrella pines by the Colosseum in particular – an iconic shot!

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks for stopping by, Sarah. Oh yes, even with the rain won’t dampen my enthusiasm to take photos.

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