I consider myself both, blessed and extremely lucky, that I get to spend as much time as I do, in this beautiful city. As all of my friends know, when I am here, in Roma, I am in my “happy place”! There is something for everyone in Roma, no matter what your age or interests are. Via del Corso, and the streets that adjoin it, are a shopper’s paradise. There, you can find everything, from high-end designer boutiques to bargain shops. I am not one of those people who love to spend their days shopping, and yet, I enjoy strolling through this vibrant area of the city. On Via del Cestari, you will find clothing stores that cater to a select audience — the Catholic clergy!The Mausoleo di Augusto is just that, a burial chamber that the emperor built for himself in 28 BC.I honestly feel that Italy has the best food in all of the world! (Just my opinion!) I will talk about particular restaurants in Roma, in later blogs. That said, it is difficult to find a bad meal in this city, especially if you compare what you are having with the dishes that you get back in the States. Even in a city like New York, there are only a handful of places that serve authentic Italian cuisine, and even then it’s adapted to suit American tastes. I highly recommend visiting the local markets, when in Italy. In Roma, there are a few of them. One of the most visited and famous is Campo di Fiori, of course. The Fountain of the Tortoises, located in the middle of Rome’s Ghetto area, is a delight to behold. The four male figures were done by Taddeo Landini, while the tortoises themselves were added by Bernini in 1658.
Next up: A trip to one of Roma’s most unusual museums!
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