This was a case of me and my parents visiting the capital, not quite as glamourous as Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck but hey, we do our best! Rome is by far one of my favourite cities and one of the few places I would seriously consider moving to. My mum, who is a complete history buff, had incredibly never been to Rome so for her it was a real experience to visit there – for me, it was just good to see them after so long!
So if you have never been to Rome, what do you do? Play the tourist of course… Saint Peter’s, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Colisseum, the Pantheon, Trajans Forum, Castel Sant’Angelo, Piazza Cavour and the imposing high court building, the Trevi fountain… we saw them all and to my shame I took barely a single photograph, being lazy mostly because my mum and dad were getting so snap happy. I will have to get them to send me some photographs, but until then I guess this shot of the Trevi fountain will have to do…
Did you know… that if you throw a coin over your shoulder into the Trevi Fountain it means that one day you will return to Rome? Needless to say, I always make sure I have a coin on me so as to be sure I will be back, and in this case my parents went through the ritual too.
Moving onwards, we reach the bit that I and most people reading this blog are most interested in: the food. Sad, isn’t it? I’m afraid I just can’t help myself.
Stay tuned for that installment – my apologies for the brief post I didn’t get much sleep last night and am literally falling asleep on my feet, as I am sure you can tell from the little I have written.