Its been quite a few years since I’ve been to Rome and once again I fell under her spell. The Eternal City never disappoints, a little grubby and worn, busy and noisy and oh so full of brio.
We stayed in a lovely apartment in Trastevere, across the river from the Roman city centre. Trastevere is an ancient part of Rome and has been home to a melting pot of nationalities and cultures over the millennium. The winding cobbled streets and ancient houses have maintained their character and it is a delightful part of Rome to explore.
Each morning saw us enjoying a cappuccino and cornetti at the corner bar and then back there again for our evening spritz.
We did the usual tourist thing, wandered the old historic centre of Rome visiting Piazza Fiori and Piazza Navona, we also climbed the hill behind Trastevere for a stunning view of Rome before ending up at the Vatican. I took a little walk down memory lane remembering all the times I have spent hanging out in Piazza San Pietro when I lived in Italy, happy memories.
By the end of day two, we were over the crowds and elected to stay local sitting in small piazza’s drinking coffee or tea (or wine).
One of the highlights was the very local Roman trattoria we discovered serving seriously authentic Roman food, another was the amazing gelateria just around the corner.
Thanks, Rome and until next time arrivederci