Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Back from Rome and Brittany

Roman kitties relaxing in the shade of Largo di Torre Argentina, the square where Julius Caesar is thought to have been assassinated.
 Really good pizza bianca (no tomatoes) here, which everyone eats standing around outside the shop. The cakes and cookies looked divine. So much wonderful food, so little time! Vegetable filled treats are available everywhere in Rome, unlike in France where if you're lucky you'll find a "simple" cheese sandwich without the ham. It's still delicious though.

 Two of the three fountains in the Piazza Navona. Bernini strikes again!

 The Pantheon was amazing, and Raphael's tomb is here. I learned so much...

 The Ghetto neighborhood has a lot of artsy little shops.

And lots of cool fragments lying negligently around.

This was part of our first day in Rome--I'm planning to post much more about this wonderful trip, and get back to posting regularly (it has been a month since last time). 
Thanks to everyone who is still reading my blog!


  1. Thanks for sharing these photos. I've got to get to Italy one of these days! While those architectural photos are quite impressive, I really love the one with the cats -- quite unexpected.

  2. Wow, what fun to see these great photos, of a destination I long to attain myself someday. How about those lounging cats! Welcome back to blogland - I look forward to seeing more of your trip. -sus

  3. Hi Kim. Italy is wonderful and even Roman cats are elegant!
    Hi Sus. My first time in Rome--it's definitely all that and more.

  4. Thanks for these great pics! I'm sorry I wasn't in Rome to say welcome and show you some great ....restaurant! Next time I will be your Cicerone (your guide). Waiting for you new pics! Hugs from your Italian friend...Rome is missing you!!!

  5. Roberta, you were very much missed for dining! But we went shopping and got wonderful food that we ate in our apartment, so we got to taste some typical and delicious dishes. Viva Roma! xoxox Deborah