21 November, 2011

Padlocks in the Colosseum

Hi all
While visiting the old part of Rome, and enjoying the beautiful weather, I saw a strange thing: Tens of padlocks where connected to each other in some places, as you can see here:

It took me some time to find a reference (thanks Google...) to the source of this phenomena: These are locks of love, usually put by young couples who write their names on the locks. They are cluttered in several places in Rome, especially at the oldest bridge of the city, Pone Milvio. It all started back in 2006 when a book and TV episode written by Federico Moccia where it is claimed that a couple who put their names on a padlock on a lampost on this bridge, and throw the key to the river will enjoy eternal love. So it seems that the legend found its way also to the surroundings of the Colosseum
More details are found at the following link

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