ROMA – THE ETERNAL CITY – pt 1

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!”  IMG_7811IMG_7814IMG_7822IMG_7837IMG_7839There 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.  IMG_7949IMG_7852IMG_7846IMG_7954IMG_7953IMG_7966IMG_8003IMG_7899IMG_7897IMG_7906On Via del Cestari you will find clothing stores which cater to a select audience – the catholic clergy!IMG_7911.JPGIMG_7913IMG_7914IMG_7931IMG_7938IMG_7943The Mausoleo di Augusto is just that, a burial chamber that the emperor built for himself in 28 BC.IMG_8006IMG_8005IMG_8031IMG_8034IMG_8035IMG_8038IMG_8048IMG_8062IMG_8056IMG_8064I 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, of course, Campo di Fiori. IMG_8067 IMG_8069IMG_8071IMG_8073IMG_8074IMG_8075IMG_8078IMG_7829IMG_8079IMG_8088IMG_8087IMG_8090The 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.IMG_8091IMG_8089IMG_8108IMG_8128

Next up: a trip to one of Roma’s most unusual museums!

 

Note: this blog is written in English, and Spanish, and the author takes no responsibility for the quality of any translations which may appear.  If you enjoyed this post, please check out our archives for more posts about bella Roma and other Italian destinations.  Grazie!

 

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