“Tarnished Temple” : Rome, 31st August 2010
My favourite part of Rome is not one that is frequented by most tourists. I get it, you’re on a tour or you don’t have much time, so you just traipse around the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. Nothing wrong with that, but the city really does warrant getting lost in, wandering round without a map and discovering all manner of amazing things.
I love the area around the Theatre of Marcellus. Clustered here, in the Jewish Quarter, are a host of interesting sights guaranteed just a percentage of the visitors to the other places, leaving you free to gaze upon the like of the Portico of Octavia, whose time-ravaged exterior stills retains dignity and splendour, especially when set against the deep blue of a summer sky…
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