It is easy to fall in love with Rome, and for me, every visit is like the first time. There is history lurking in every corner, and so much to discover of the city’s rich cultural heritage. Sometimes it even feels quite surreal, like one was walking onto a film set, and then there’s the food. I would need a whole blog post just for the food. I also think that when it comes to the style stakes, the Italians are unbeatable.
As I have already covered the big tourist landmarks like the Vatican, the Pantheon and the Colosseum on my previous trips, I spent my time walking around the charming cobblestoned streets, taking in all the art displayed in beautiful Palazzos, marvelled at Renaissance and Baroque Churches, ate the most delicious pizza at Vineria il Chianti, had the best pasta of my life at Trattoria Cavalier Gino, indulged in gelato and pastries at Giolitti’s, and enjoyed a lovely evening at Pierluigi’s sipping on their delicious cocktails and having our food composed for us, a steady stream of fabulous seafood dishes. As I lived at a friend’s flat around the corner from the Fontana di Trevi, I got the chance to be enraptured twice a day by that magnificent creation by Nicola Salvi from 1762, looking better than ever after a 17 month, 2 million euro restoration.
I was totally enamoured by the warmth, the colours, the people, the sounds, the arts , the style and the food, there is a very lovely unhurried pace in Rome, you take the time to enjoy everything that you do. There were too many photos and I have tried my best not to drown this blog post with them, it was tough to choose, but through them I present a little of what I experienced in La Bella Roma.