Student Travels to Italy to Find a Rich Experience

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Rome is full of history and fun.

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The Indian Leader’s own Faith Tallchief-Underwood in front of the Parthenon.

By Faith TalChief

This summer I went to Rome in Italy. It is a beautiful, historic city that is Rome. Rome was founded in the year 753 B.C. Rome is a great place to visit for its historical sites, Renaissance art, shopping, the people and of course the delicious food. What’s amazing about Rome is that no matter where you go there is always something to see. Even the building themselves have such beautiful architecture. In fact my mom and I got lost a couple of times; however since we had so much fun sightseeing we didn’t care. In fact we stumbled upon some graffiti of a beautiful angel and a horse. Surprisingly mom and I were comfortable sightseeing in the metropolitan city. Rome is beautiful, vibrant city and the traffic was manageable, I personally didn’t feel crowded unless I was waiting in line.

 

Graffiti from the nature kingdom.

Graffiti from the nature kingdom.

 

My favorite back was exploring Rome. There is always something to do or see in Rome. I visited the Trevy Fountain, Spanish Steps, and the Pantheon. Actually while I visited the Pantheon there was this quartet playing, it was really amazing to see and even better to hear. The Pantheon is a church that was built during the emperor Augustus. The Pantheon is breathtaking inside. There are gorgeous paintings, and statutes, but the best feature is the ceiling. The circle in the center allows the sunlight to hit the building perfectly allowing the light to brighten the building without the use of electricity and if it rains it goes through the window down the sides, around the corners of the building, and then the water leaves the building. This design allows rain to not ruin the pictures, statues or any people visiting the Pantheon this aqueduct is one of the reasons why this building is the most persevered building in Rome.

The Roman Coliseum.

The Roman Coliseum.

 

My two favorite places that I visited was the Vatican. I couldn’t believe how huge it was, and I’m a Catholic so it was awe inspiring for me! I also enjoyed the capital museum in Rome. There were paintings, statues, and sculptures of numerous artists. But my favorite was the exhibit of seeing historic Michelangelo works!!
I stopped by shops like Dior near the Spanish steps and I actually got to visit the Jewish part of town. It’s just two little blocks but it’s really neat to see.
All in all Rome is a great place to visit with lots of history, sightseeing, and beautiful scenery there is something for everyone to enjoy.