If there is one city that is capable of overwhelming you in ways you can't possibly imagine, it's Rome. If Rome was a human body, history would be its heart and art would be the blood running through its veins. Founded on the Palatine Hill by Romulus, the city exhibits an excellent amalgamation of postmodernity and ancient culture that other metropolitans haven't really been able to achieve. When in Rome, do as the Romans do. Fancy lazing in one of the many cafes lining the historical piazzas strewn around town, sampling a glass of wine or maybe a cappuccino, wondering how time seems to stop in this city. Think about walking around the many streets, passing sharply dressed women and men, all glued to their smartphones while you're gazing at the intricate carvings on the exterior of the museum ahead of you. Imagine getting lost in the tunes belted out by the accordion bearing musicians inside a fast moving box of metal that takes you from one part of the eternal city to another. That is Rome for you. It is a city of contrasts, of ruins, paintings and sculptures and of fancy cars, minimalist structures and immigrants selling selfie sticks.
It is exceedingly difficult to plan out your sightseeing in Rome because the list will really never end. It is a treat for History majors, Art enthusiasts, nature lovers, fashionistas, gluttons, you name it. The locals might be cold and indifferent, but holding your breath while circling the Colosseum and the forums, while watching little kids running around the steps at Piazza di Spagna and while admiring every painting and sculpture in the museums you visit, will certainly warm your heart. So will the dozen glasses of wine. Gulping down mouthfuls of delectable Spaghetti Carbonara and deciphering a map of the metropolis, trying to figure out my next sojourn, only one thought was all pervading: There is so much to Rome and so much more, how could it possibly have been built in a day?