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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Roma, Part One





Three weeks 
is a long time
gentle reader,
 to be gallivanting the globe..

we left at Halloween
and now I am making 
holiday plans..

Can you imagine...?
this was the view from our
room..
in Roma..






it came with charming old shutters to keep out the light and noise
so we opened the window for fresh air..
and leaned outside
to people watch and take in 
Vestal Virgin square..






is a boutique hotel
that offers a full breakfast
each day included in the price,
and it was a lovely place..
I would highly recommend it..

with a roof top bar and in the center of town
within walking distance to Termini Station..








we had many things on our list to see
and one of the top sights
was the 
Trevi Fountain

so we left early and eager to go to the 
Trevi Quarter
which is charming...












one of the things I adore 
are the details..
it is my one weakness you know..

the bronze faces with no explanations ...








and frescoes on buildings...








plants left at doorways..







bikes sporting flowers
say welcome in any language..







and we ate lunch twice
in the quarter...
once at 
Locanda Giulietta E Romeo
which had the best gf pizza ever and outstanding 
chianti..

and
once at the hotel below..
Trevi Hotel
both of them are









 literally steps away from this...











which is one of the great treasures of the world
if you ask me, 
and just spectacular 
to view in person..

it took my breath away..

to shoot this photo, I was standing on the steps of the
church which is across from 
Trevi Fountain..
I was hoping to impress on you the scale and size..











the beauty is obvious,
but the scale of everything in Italy is
simply 
unbelievable.. 
and amazing..
at times
Overwhelming...







and then 

we turned inward from the crowds and visited
the church..
lighting a candle for our
dearly departed..

and whispering blessings to each other..










we left the quarter
and made plans for the next day..


to be continued..
see you next week..
I missed you all...
dearly...


C4N!





13 comments:

ELFI said...

je me réjouis de voir les photos de ce formidable voyage!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is simply incredible. I have never seen the Trevi like this before. It truly has a scale I can't possibly imagine. Thank you for sharing its size and scale, as well as other artifacts that influenced your day. So glad you took these photos. This has brought Italy into my home and I can't wait to see more!

layers said...

You brought back memories... I also took pics of Trevi fountain and went inside that church... our hotel also served the most wonderful breakfast every morning... and I ate a gelato a day too!

Pamela Gerard said...

What a delightful post! I almost feel like I was there with you.

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

Incredibly journey and somehow a perfect one for you two. I sense more Italian collage in your future. Xox

Dorthe said...

Just amazing it has been dear Cat, what a gorgeous experience, just to see your photos, of the Trevi, all these incredible created figures, of man engels, and the Mother Mary, I love seeing it all, so a big thank you for bringing a little taste of your happy 3 weeks, back to us !!
Big kiss, Dorthe

Linda said...

Really beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing this lovely tour. :)

Caterina Giglio said...

ELFI! Merci! Merci!

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi E, so happy you liked the fountain shots, it was so breathtaking, I only wish everyone could see it... in a tiny little neighborhood... and suddenly.. there it is! Amazing!! x

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Donna, I was thinking of you, when I was there, and yes to daily gelato!! Italy was incredible!

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Pamela, wish you were, that would be such fun!!

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Linda, so happy you liked the little travelogue!

Sharmon Davidson said...

Wow - that building is impressively massive! Can I go with you next time? lol