I can't quite believe that this is my first trip to see the Eternal City. Just as well, younger and hungrier I would've never left this place. I'm back to the UK on Saturday and already dreading it. More posts to follow, now off to get ready for dinner at the famed Il Pagliaccio at Via dei Banchi Vecchi. I leave you with some pictures of my time here so far.
Our tempoary home here in Rome. Lovely newly decorated flat. Unfortunately it's been done by a man so no hairdrier (new cut in constant bed head state), no pictures, no dressing table, too few mirrors. You get the idea. But very central by Via di Ripetta.
A very Roman street scene. Boxes were removed a few moments later, but I loved the contrast between the rubbish, shiny scooter and ancient door.
We had lunch in this small family run taverna. Bread and wine to die for. Fiaschetteria Marini, near Via Veneto and walking distance from Galleria Borghese with its stunning collection of Renaissance and Baroque art.
OK, had to put this in too...to add to the millions of pictures just like it.
Another narrow Roman street, with light playing on the contours of the crescent.
Do I really have to return to dreary, cold, practical England?