Tuesday, August 6, 2013

When in Rome

Oh my, is it August already? The last few months have been a blur. I certainly didn't mean to be away from blogland this long. I've missed you!

This has been a lovely summer. We celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary by taking a romantic trip to Rome. We rented an apartment for 3 weeks and basically did as the Romans do!

Super-sized wonders

The streets of Trastevere, where we stayed

The room where John Keats spent the last months of his life, near the Spanish Steps

Jasmine grows everywhere, filling the air with a heavenly scent

Our quiet street, in Trastevere

Roman funerary inscriptions outside Santa Maria in Trastevere

The cafe where I had my morning cappuccino

Dwarfed by a massive bougainvillea

Evening in beautiful Trastevere

It's hard not to fall in love with Rome, especially when you really have the time to settle in and go beyond the obvious tourist attractions. Of course we did all the touristy things too, and they were amazing (the Pantheon and the Vatican museum being the highlights for me), but what was even better was rambling with no plans, letting serendipity be our guide.

The light!

More dramatic skies

The Pantheon

Angels everywhere

Eating like kings (or should I say Emperors)

I could definitely live here.

Making a wish

Legend has it that if you throw a coin over your shoulder into the Trevi fountain, you will come back to Rome. Let's hope it works!!! Arrivederci bella Roma!


Elizabeth McMurtry


What a beautiful trip and such amazing photos! Thank you so much for sharing!

I am so happy for you that you got this time to explore and relax... I have never been to Rome, I hope I make it some day. I hope you make it back as well!



How absolutely lovely. That is the way I like to travel-- my favorite luxury is having the time to really explore and experience where I am.

Happy Fifteenth Anniversary, and here's to many more!



Oh my! What a trip! I could definitely see you living in that adorable spot.
Trips with no agenda are the best.



What a gorgeous trip, Nicole! Thank you for sharing your meaningful photos. I hope you made a good wish ;)



Ah, te revoilà! Quel beau séjour! Les photos sont exquises! Merci!!



What wonderful photos... so glad you had a great time. Hugs!



stunning photos! Happy Anniversary!



Oh looks beautiful, so glad you are still blogging as I discovered your lovely page and then I thought you had stopped writing.Hope you managed to do some knitting in Rome ,looks like it would be quite inspirational.
Happy Anniversary.
Susan xxx



Such stunning photos. Thank you for bringing back memories of a beautiful time spent in Rome a few years back. It's one of the places on our list to take our daughter when she is a bit older.


Sonia / Cozy Memories


Looks like you've had the time of your life !! What a beautiful trip ! And such beautiful memories ! Thanks for sharing these stunning photos with us ! Missed you ! oxoxo



You're back! I've missed your lovely posts and this one is specially lovely! Happy 15th anniversary pretty girl!

Annie @ knitsofacto


What a wonderful way to holiday! And Three weeks!! I can only dream of one. Lovely to have you back though :)

Lori ann


oh my goodness, how fantastic and romantic! i loved looking at these photos lovely nicole, imagining you there (i've never been)it sounds really wonderful.
happy anniversary to you and your love!

and thank you for sharing :)

Margie Oomen


Really enjoyed this set of photographs especially the one of lovely you



oh... jasmine <3



I'm so behind on blog visits, didn't know you went away. What an amazing trip! I'm sure you discovered some lovely secret little places just by wandering and letting yourselves get lost.
Beautiful Rome and beautiful you.

PS, Happy Anniversary too!



such fabulous pictures, I must see Rome soon.