“Rome wasn’t built in a day.” It’s a proverb many of us have often heard and have even commonly used. Great things take time — budding relationships, planning the perfect trip, learning a new skill, building a career, growing a garden, policy changes, friendships, love. One of the great empires in history, the Roman Empire, leaves its legacy city a work in progress to this day, yet still one of the greatest cities on earth — a solid reminder that often, it’s not about the end result, but rather, the journey and what it takes to get there. (📷: @donquiellumbera_ 📍: Rome, Italy)

Rome, Italy