Monday, September 17, 2012

Arrivederci Roma

We've been in this amazing city for five days and it still charms and surprises us. One of the things that I love best is seeing all the layers of buildings through the centuries one on top of another. Also, we love the brashness and courtliness of the Italians; they are both at once. Not to mention the food--and the outdoor restaurants tucked away in every corner.

For me walking around with my camera is being in heaven. At every turn there are beautiful textures and vistas. I can't wait to get home so I can do some editing on some of the shots I've taken. Well, yes, I can wait actually. There's lots more to come.

Tomorrow morning we pick up our car and drive to Valle San Giovanne and the countryside aspect of our journey begins.

We spent today masteriing the metro and bus system to get out to the Ancient Appian Way for a walk and a tour of the Catacombs dating back to 250AD. Here's a surprising number: around half a million Christians were buried in one catacomb, and its tunnels and levels under this olive grove.


  1. This was such a beautiful part of Italy it seems incredible it could be topped. I can't wait for the countryside. Mastering local transit - always an accomplishment. Good for you!

  2. Although my last trip to Italy was quite a few years ago, I found the Italians to be boisterous, crazy, hysterical, charming, courteous and really so much fun !
    Best food ever.

    cheers, parsnip

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