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!
|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.
|More dramatic skies|
|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!