I have been wondering what to blog about today and it suddenly occurred to me that I must share with you the amazing experience I had when in Rome!!! They say that Rome wasn’t built in a day…no indeed….it was built in the night! Hahaha…just kidding. No but seriously, when one looks at the splendor and majesty of Rome, one cannot but just wonder and be in absolute awe of the entire city.
During my 2nd year in Sr. college, I had opted for the subject of Travel & Tourism (yeah, I know, the travel bug was in me since quite some time now) and we had to do a project on a certain International destination and we chose Italy and our focus was on Rome, Florence , Venice and Naples. So while doing our research on these beautiful cities, I was really stumped by the enormous history and grandeur that Rome particularly was steeped in. The art, culture, architecture, the struggles of and number of times Rome was destroyed and was under siege and how every time, it rebuilt itself after years of struggle and stood the test of time, is a lesson for all of us to learn from…that success does not come easy..it requires hard work, persistence and a lot of patience!!! That said and done, it was my great desire to visit Italy, to visit Rome in particular. I was very tickled by the fact that I read about Trevi Fountain, that if with your back to the fountain, one throws a coin with your right hand over your left shoulder – that will ensure a return to Rome.
My chance to visit Rome came last year and I was very keen on visiting the Trevi Fountain and tossing a coin into the Fountain. It so happened that Trevi Fountain was under some renovation-restoration work and was closed to the public..but we still could manage to toss our coin into the fountain and make our wish. Now I wait for my assured return trip back to Rome soon! However, I later came to know that there is more to this coin tossing legend, which is : throwing one coin means a return to Rome, a second coin leads to a new romance, and a third coin leads to marriage!! Wow!!! Thank God I tossed just one coin innocently…can’t wait to go back to Rome and will write about it, when this legend comes true for me 🙂
Till then..keep travelling and keep sharing the stories.