Rome Part Uno

Wow, two major European cities in one month! Not really planned that way but I’m not complaining of course. It was quite dreary when we got into Rome on Sunday and we were hours delayed at Gatwick but we still managed a nice meal of pasta and wine (delicious) with a view of the Trevi fountain at night…

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Unfortunately, the damp and chilly weather continued on Monday. We stayed at a wonderfully located hotel so lazed out the door onto the doorstep of many beautiful churches. I was most impressed here…

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This is the largest Jesuit church and the ceiling was painted to make it appear dome shaped.

What can I say about this area and all of Rome but very old and beautiful…

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(Many news reporters in piazzas because of the election.)

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We had the most gorgeous pizza before discovering the Pantheon…

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On our walk through the wonderful piazzas of the area there was much to see in quite corners (important to note that it’s very off season, so even though I whine about the weather I much prefer it to crawling with tourists!)…

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And the famous Piazza Navona…

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On the way to St. Peter’s square I spot many interesting finds…

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(I have a thing for door knockers now!)

Then the main show, as I call it…

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(Notice this from a certain Dan Brown novel?)

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On our walk back to see the Spanish Steps (yes, John and I get around fast. Although we didn’t pay to go into the Vatican Museums this time) we saw this hilarious sight…clever…

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Piazza del Popolo, stunning…

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Finally, I’m Audrey Hepburn at the Spanish Steps…

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Oh and don’t worry I did get my pistachio gelato but just don’t have a picture because John was too busy tucking into his!

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