Most Beautiful Travel Quotes About Rome – The Eternal City


Rome is one of the most popular cities in the world, and through the centuries, it has been one of the most important hubs of the world. Places with such long traditions are among the most important ones for the history of mankind, and the capital city of Italy is perhaps the best example. It has the nickname “The Eternal City” for a reason, considering it was founded in 753 BC, it sure seems that way.

Thanks to its amazing beauty and tradition, there have been many beautiful quotes about Rome. Following is the list of some of the ones that describe it. Since “all roads lead to Rome”, we hope everyone manages to visit it in their lifetime!

  1. “From the dome of St. Peter’s one can see every notable object in Rome… He can see a panorama that is varied, extensive, beautiful to the eye, and more illustrious in history than any other in Europe.”

-Mark Twain, American Writer

  1. “Rome will exist as long as the Coliseum does;

when the Coliseum falls, so will Rome;

when Rome falls, so will the world.”

-Saint Venerable Bede, English Benedictine monk

  1. “Rome is the city of echoes, the city of illusions, and the city of yearning.”

-Giotto di Bondone, Renaissance painter

  1. “I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble.”

-Augustus, Roman emperor

  1. “Oh Rome! my country! city of the soul!”

-Lord Byron, English Poet

  1. “Rome is not like any other city. It’s a big museum, a living room that shall be crossed on one’s toes.”

-Alberto Sordi, Italian actor

  1. “Rome – the city of visible history, where the past of a whole hemisphere see moving in funeral procession with strange ancestral images and trophies gathered from afar.”

-George Eliot, pen name of Mary Ann Evans, English poet

8.”Italy has changed. But Rome is Rome.”

-Robert De Niro, American actor

  1. “Yes, I have finally arrived to this Capital of the World! I now see all the dreams of my youth coming to life… Only in Rome is it possible to understand Rome.”

-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German poet

  1. “Rome holds my psyche in balance. Whenever I’m there, it’s like a holiday.”

-Giambattista Valli, Fashion Designer

  1. “In ‘Roma,’ I wanted to get across the idea that underneath Rome today is ancient Rome. So close. I am always conscious of that, and it thrills me. Imagine being in a traffic jam at the Coliseum! Rome is the most wonderful movie set in the world… As was the case with many of my film ideas, it was inspired by a dream”

-Federico Fellini, Italian Film Director

  1. “A fool is one who admires other cities without visiting Rome.”

-Francesco Petrarca, Italian Poet

  1. “If we could be reborn wherever we chose, how crowded Rome would be, populated by souls who had spent their previous lives longing to inhabit a villa on the Janiculum Hill.”

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-Francine Prose, American Writer