evening in piazza colonna, rome


Piazza Colonna lies at the very center of Rome’s Centro Storico, in between the Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain, bordered by the Galleria Alberto Sordi for shopping and Palazzo Chigi used by the government, and marked of course by the huge Column of Marcus Aurelius for which it is named.

But when you pass through on a warm evening as you head out to one of the neighborhood’s many restaurants or bars perhaps, the square can take on a much less monumental character: the windows of one of the other palazzi are open, and out flows faint music and the rumblings of lively conversations. You can see a little bit inside the party as well, the ornately decorated rooms and elegantly dressed people, some even leaning outside for a bit of fresh air.

It’s another nice reminded that one of the best things about Rome is that all its beauty is out in the open: even in the touristic center of the city, real Roman life carries on.

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