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I can't believe that we got back from Rome 5 weeks ago and that I haven't really looked at the pictures I took yet!
I confess that I'm not as interested in photography as I used to be, but still...

On December 29th, after a week spent at my parents', I took the fast Frecciarossa train to Rome. I arrived a couple of hours before Adrian (who travelled from London City to Fiumicino) and so I went to sort out the accommodation, and then had a look (I think my 3rd visit) at the Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli, built by Michelangelo in part of the ancient Baths of Diocletian. It is very close to Roma Termini, the main railway station.






I was thrilled to see Adrian in the crowd of people getting off the train from the airport! I always miss him terribly and I can honestly say that there hasn't been a day since I met him for the first time, that I haven't looked forward to seeing him/been happy to be with him.

Once reunited, we went back to the apartment



which I had found on AirB&B. It in on Via Giulia, in a 16th century building and it is made up of a large-ish bedroom with a corner with a table and chairs, a bathroom and a kitchenette.
Great central location and very quiet.

It was soon time for dinner and we went for a pizza, well calzone, at a restaurant recommended by the owner. It was excellent.


After that, we enjoyed a stroll in Piazza Navona


(where we also admired one of many nativity scenes dotted around the city)




and then Campo dei Fiori


before going back home for an early night.


Date: 2016-02-08 04:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I am sad that I seldom pull out my camera anymore. I just use my cell phone for pictures. The cell doesn't offer nearly the quality of photo my Canon camera does. I love the whimsical quality displayed in the umbrella photo!

My friend Steve and I are planning a huge trip for 2017. We plan to go to Tuscany among destinations. Any out of the way places we should consider visiting?

Date: 2016-02-16 10:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I've become a bit lazy myself, preferring my compact to the DSLR.

Tuscany is jam-packed with beautiful towns and villages, and it's a delight to explore. I assume you'll be hiring a car?
I may have a few ideas for you on my journal:

Are you planning to travel via London by any chance? It'd be great to meet up, and you are very welcome to stay with us.

Date: 2016-02-08 10:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I adore Rome. To Turn a corner and be confronted by fluted columns dating from 1AD or to wander the cities squares and fountains at night - so romantic. Your accommodation looks brilliant. So nice you could enjoy Rome together. Gx

Date: 2016-02-16 10:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh yes, I love Rome. Sometimes I almost panic at how much there is to see! LOL
Big hugs!

Date: 2016-02-09 06:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm loving these photos. I have been to Roma many times, the last with Paul when we rented an air bnb apt in Trastevere. Campo di Fiore and the surrounding area is one of my favourite parts of the city, so it is interesting to see it in Winter.
Edited Date: 2016-02-09 06:26 pm (UTC)

Date: 2016-02-16 10:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I so behind in my posting these days.

I wish I could visit Rome more often!


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