Sometimes when traveling, you hear, “it’s just another city”, or “same same.” And, a lot of the time, I agree. But, sometimes there’s a city that’s so unique, and amazing, you think, wow, this is NOT just another city. Italy had two atypical and unique cities for me. Venice and Rome.
Venice is truly unique in the world. A city on water. Endless meandering streets between buildings, the only mode of transportation by foot, or boat, via wide and winding canals, it’s a completely unique architecture.
The city of Rome isn’t unique like Venice, but it’s filled with so many structures, built thousands of years ago, that it’s truly awesome – inspiring awe. The Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon. A daily life surrounded by incredible history. The buildings make you feel small.
And, then there’s the Vatican. A quasi part of Rome. The line to enter the Vatican is longer than any line I’ve seen, but it’s worth it. Hands down, the most incredible building I’ve ever seen in the world is St. Peter’s Basilica. It makes you feel the presence of God.
Venice and Rome are not just cities. They are experiences.