Oct 31, 2017

Between Sea and Sky

Smell the Sea and feel the Sky
Let your Soul fly
(Van Morrison)

After the sunset, between sea and sky. Picture taken last 04 November 2017 to Ostia Lido, sea town on the Tyrrhenian coast, at the end of the Tiber river, far 27 km from Rome

Oct 30, 2017

The beauty of the Sky

"La sensazione che provoca la visione del cielo genera in noi una mescolanza di sentimenti di ammirazione e al tempo stesso di angoscia, nel momento in cui confrontiamo la nostra limitatezza umana con l’infinito suo mistero" - Romano Battaglia


Oct 29, 2017

Nature Photography

"Una vita tranquilla, appartata, in campagna. Con la possibilità di essere utile alle persone che si lasciano aiutare, e che non sono abituate a ricevere. E un lavoro che si spera possa essere di una qualche utilità; e poi riposo, natura, libri, musica, amore per il prossimo. Questa è la mia idea di felicità" - Lev Tolstoj


Oct 28, 2017

Still life photography

Continua a piantare i tuoi semi, perché non saprai mai quali cresceranno - forse lo faranno tutti”  ― Albert Einstein




Oct 27, 2017

Still life photography

Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth” ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden


Oct 26, 2017

Still life photography

Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift ― Albert Einstein


Oct 25, 2017

Still life photography

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better ― Albert Einstein


Oct 24, 2017

Colosseum at night

"Those who don't know History are destined to repeat it" - (Edmund Burke)

The greatest amphi-theatre in the world, symbol of Imperial Rome, not far from our Hotel Montecarlo Roma, your best stay and best guide for the Eternal City

Oct 23, 2017

Garden photography

To the attentive eye, each moment of the year has its own beauty, and in the same field, it beholds, every hour, a picture which was never seen before, and which shall never be seen again” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature


Oct 22, 2017

Still life photography

By eating meat we share the responsibility of climate change, the destruction of our forests, and the poisoning of our air and water. The simple act of becoming a vegetarian will make a difference in the health of our planet” ― Thich Nhat Hanh,

Oct 21, 2017

Four Rivers Fountain

“I've known rivers:
I've known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins.
My soul has grown deep like the rivers.”
― Langston Hughes

Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, Piazza Navona, Roma, 2017

Oct 20, 2017

Fontana del Moro

The Fontana del Moro (Moor Fountain) is a fountain located at the southern end of the Piazza Navona, not so far from our Hotel Montecarlo Roma. This fountain was designed in 1575 with the dolphin and four tritons, then, in 1653, the statue of the man was added by Bernini. It represents a Moor, (perhaps originally meant to be Neptune), standing in a conch shell, wrestling with a dolphin, surrounded by four Tritons. It is placed in a basin of rose-colored marble


Oct 19, 2017

Giardino degli Aranci

Daily scenery of the tranquil Parco Savello, also known as Garden of Oranges, on the top of Aventine Hill. A magic and silent place from where you can enjoy a fantastic view of the many monuments, roof tops and domes of Rome. Easily reachable from Hotel Montecarlo Roma


Oct 18, 2017

Palatino

On the top of the majestic Palatine Hill that towers over the Circus Maximus and the Roman Forum, close to the Colosseum. This is the place where Romulus, the first Roman king, founded in 753 BC the city of Rome. Easily reachable from Hotel Montecarlo Roma 



Oct 17, 2017

Ostia Antica

It's like a real time travel walking around Ostia Antica, the amazing archeological site of the ancient port of Rome, with beautifully preserved ruins, founded between in the 7th BC, far 25 km (15,5 miles) from the capital city. From our Hotel Montecarlo Roma is very easy to reach this site: just getting the subway from Castro Pretorio stop (a few meters from us) to Piramide stop, then train to Ostia Antica station, at the cost of only one ticket of Euro 1,50


Oct 15, 2017

Via Piave

In Via Piave, non distante dal nostro Hotel Montecarlo Roma, la targa commemorativa dei soldati italiani del Regio Esercito caduti nelle battaglie della Prima Guerra Mondiale nei pressi del fiume Piave




Oct 14, 2017

Largo Argentina

Largo Argentina or Largo di Torre Argentina (named also Sacred Area) is a square in Rome with four Roman temples (built between 4th and 2nd century BC) and the rest of the Pompey's Theatre and also the place where Julio Caesar was assassinated in 44 BC. Not far from our Hotel Montecarlo Roma






Oct 13, 2017

The Pope John Paul II monument

The monument dedicated to Pope John Paul II, a big 17-foot-tall bronze sculpture, located in the square in front of Termini Station, the main railway station of Rome, a few steps from Hotel Montecarlo Roma


Oct 12, 2017

Ostia Antica

The amazing archaeological park of Ostia is the Rome's answer to Pompeii . It was the first Roman colony and the first river port in Italy. The name of Ostia derives from "Ostium" that in Latin means "mouth of the river" and it's far 25 km from the Eternal City. Easily reachable from our Hotel Montecarlo in 40 minutes by metro, then suburban train


Oct 11, 2017

Largo Argentina

Largo Argentina (named also Sacred Area) is a square in Rome with four Roman temples (built between 4th and 2nd century BC) and the rest of the Pompey's Theatre and also the place where Julio Caesar was assassinated in 44 BC. Now this place is full of cats, a real Cat Sanctuary, a no-kill shelter because in Italy there is a no-kill law for homeless cats (of which Rome has many), and is guided by a group of volunteers who sterilize stray cats in the capital city. Easily reachable from Hotel Montecarlo, when in Rome don't forget to visit it


Oct 10, 2017

Statua del Babuino

The ancient statue of the Babuino (Baboon), one of the talking statues of Rome, situated beside the Chiesa di S. Atanasio dei Greci, in via del Babuino, between Piazza di Spagna and Piazza del Popolo. The statue is an ancient depiction of a reclining Silenus: a character in Roman mythology, half man, half goat. Since 1581 it's used as decoration for public fountain. It's far from our Hotel Montecarlo Roma approx 35-40 minutes walking


Oct 9, 2017

Aventino

On the top of Aventino (Aventine Hill), the southernmost of the seven Roman Hills - on which Ancient Rome was built - one the most peaceful places in the capital city, full of interesting sights, including several churches and a couple of gardens like the famous Orange Garden. Not far from our Hotel Montecarlo Roma, just 10-15 minutes by metro or bus


Oct 8, 2017

The Colosseum

The majestic Colosseum (built between 72 and 80 AD) had over 80 entrances and could accommodate about 50.000 spectators. From Hotel Montecarlo is far 25-30 minutes on foot or 5 minutes by subway: metro B-line from Castro Pretorio (a few meters from us) to Colosseo stop


Oct 7, 2017

The Roma Metro

The Rome metro is an underground public transportation system opened in 1955 and is the oldest in Italy. It comprises three lines: Line A (orange), Line B (blue) and Line C (green) and operates on 60 km (37.3 miles) of route, serving 73 stations. Picture taken in the Castro Pretorio station, a few steps from our Hotel Montecarlo Roma


Oct 6, 2017

Ostia Lido

Ostia Lido is a sea town on the Tyrrhenian Sea, near the ancient port of Rome, named Ostia Antica, separated from the area of Fiumicino airport by the mouth of the Tiber River. It's far 27 km from the capital city


Oct 5, 2017

Sant'Agnese in Agone

View into frescoed cupola and pendentives of the 17th-century Baroque church Sant'Agnese in Agone, that faces onto Piazza Navona, amazing square and one of the main urban spaces in the historic center of the Eternal City, built between 1652 and 1672. The cupola is frescoed with the Assumption of Mary, begun in 1670 by Ciro Ferri and finished after his death in 1689 by Sebastiano Corbellini. Easily reachable from Hotel Montecarlo, when in Rome don't forget to visit this wonderful church in Piazza Navona


Oct 4, 2017

Triton Fountain

In Rome there are many amazing Bernini's works like the beautiful Fountain of the Triton, created in 1623 and sited in Piazza Barberini, beautiful square far 20 minutes walking from our Hotel Montecarlo, your best stay and best guide for Rome


Oct 3, 2017

Colosseum

Night scenery of the marvellous Colosseum, the greatest symbol of the Roman civilization, built between 72 and 80 AD, sited between Esquiline, Palatine and Celian Hills, easily reachable from Hotel Montecarlo, your best stay and best guide for Rome


Oct 2, 2017

Say My Name

"I have spent my whole life scared, frightened of things that could happen, might happen, might not happen, 50-years I spent like that. Finding myself awake at three in the morning. But you know what? Ever since my diagnosis, I sleep just fine. What I came to realize is that fear, that’s the worst of it. That’s the real enemy. So, get up, get out in the real world and you kick that bastard as hard you can right in the teeth" – Walter White, Breaking Bad


Oct 1, 2017

The statue of Goethe

The statue dedicated to the writer and poet, Goethe (1749-1832), great lover of Rome, created in 1904 as tribute for him, in memory of his stay for more than one year (1786-1788) in the Eternal City. It's in the public park of Villa Borghese, close to our Hotel Montecarlo Roma, only 15 minutes walking. Happy October to all the blog followers!

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