Sure, Rome. No? Yes. Definitely yes. The cradle of civilization, the place where it all started, the pride of the Romans. But no culture. No alleys. No churches. History? Not in Rome.
The first goal was to find a pharmacy, in order to get some nose spray, since I was sneezing like an idiot. Once the seawater liquid the vegan pharmacist had recommended was running out of my nostrils, because I used the spray while standing, I thought I could go and shoot a few pics. There was nothing else to do.
Once I had taken photos of some stone pillars, the next two photo ops were already visible around the corner. Each of them lead to a million more ruins or old churches. What a mess. Don’t go there unless you have a battery charger, a few gigabytes of free space on your damned hard drive, and good soles.
Back to Rome itself: It definitely a yes. I lost track of all those churches and ruins. Hell, the only sightseeing spot I could identify was the Colosseum because I was so busy shooting photos that I could not read the travel guide I brought along.
Here a heap of stones nobody will clean up, there another one. Over and out.