Castel dell'Ovo in Naples, fortress & former royal residence

Rome for sure wasn't built on one day
The Eternal City – exciting and exhausting

Rome/Italy (2018) – Walking through Rome is like walking through a gigantic open-air museum. I'm quite certain that I share this assessment with most of the tourists visiting the Italian capital. Even Romans themselves say, for example, the late Alberto Sordi, beloved Italian actor and film director: "Rome is not like any city, it's a majestic museum, a living room to tiptoe through". The Italian capital is immensely loaded with fascinating excavation sites, literally on every corner is one,  with relics, each thousand of years old and so many breathtaking historic Roman landmarks like the Colosseum. But Rome is so much more than that, it is home to the residence of the Italian president, the houses of parliament and to the local government. The city's historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Most of all, Rome is incredibly beautiful, super exciting, magical, at times a bit overwhelming and for sure no secret to travelers. Vatican City and the Colosseum each alone welcome every year more than 4 million visitors. Rome is one of the world's most visited and most photogenic cities. And it doesn't stop there. There are more than 200 palazzi (palaces) in the city, more than 900 churches and of course the very well known tourist sights like the Trevi Fountain, Saint Peter's Square and the Spanish Steps, to name only a few. "When in Rome, do as the Romans do", is an old saying about life in the "Eternal City" and today still the best advice one could give to experience this great city the right way: Eat where the Romans eat, make use of the "nasoni" (Rome's public drink water fountains) and travel the city as Romans do, by metro or bus.