Walking among the Roman Empire ancient tracks through the green British hills was a totally different experience from what I am used to feeling in Rome. Being a roman citizen means living your every day life with a scenario made by gorgeous art and architectures, but sometimes it means forgetting the deep value of coming from the eternal city. It’s been five years since I lived in my Rome anymore, every time I am back, I remain thrilled from the beauty I am surrounded by. That’s why my encounter with the Hadrian’s ruins was unique, it’s because I was in England and not in Italy.
I started my visit from the Housesteads Roman Fort, where the Hadrian’s army use to recover from battles, but also discuss politics while taking a bath or having a moment in their luxurious shared toilet, also known as latrinae in Latin. After that, I proceed through the Hadrian’s Wall path on the West side until another roman site. As the England Lonely Planet guide recommends, this is the best hiking trail you can find close to the wall, where you can enjoy spectacular views and a mystical-windy atmosphere that brings you back to the Roman Ages.