"Rome at Night" Top 5 Page for this destination Pantheon Tip by von.otter
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“Think now about all those other perils
Of the night: how high it is to the roof up there
From which a tile falls and smashes your brains;
How many times broken, leaky jars
Fall from windows; how hard they strike and break
The pavement. You could be thought lazy and careless
If you go to dinner without writing a will.
There are as many deaths waiting for you
As there are open windows above your head.
Therefore you should hope and fervently pray
That they only dump their sewage on you.”
from “On the City of Rome” by Decimus Junius Juvenalis (the late 1 st and early 2nd Centuries AD
Rome at night is far more safe in the 21st century than it was 2,000 years ago.
Take advantage of it! Go for a walk. Rome is a great city for walking; its centro storico is roughly a square mile. That is not big at all, but you will be a bigger person for it once you have seen Rome by night. And a smaller person too, having walked off that pasta dinner!
Revisit what you saw during the day, in a different light, the lights of a Roman night. The monuments, palazzi, piazzi, churches, and streets are aglow. The shadows cast by electric lights create dimensions to otherwise familiar sights that can not be imagined during the day. These sights are also far less crowded, giving you an opportunity to see them a little better.
And it is much cooler at night, if you are visiting in the heat of summer.
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