8 Jun

Just returned from four busy days in Roma. If you love large cities, and perhaps even not, Rome is always amazing. Around each corner waits a surprise, often of unbelievable proportion. Imagine walking down the street, turning the corner, and seeing the Coliseum and Arch of Constantine.

Look to your right and the Forum and Palatine Hill await you.

BNG: Forum

BNG: Forum

Another day, you cross the Tiber River en route to Vatican City and all of its treasures, my very favorite always being Michelangelo’s Pieta.


Swiss guard

BNG: Vatican

In between Trattorias, fountains and bustling piazzas, you make your way to the Pantheon, and wonder in amazement just how they managed to build it with a hole in the center.

BNG: Pantheon

Whether day or night in Roma, you make your way to the Trevi Fountain and throw in a coin, if of course, you hope to return! Not leaving anything to chance, we stop by day and night. As legend has it, late at night for many years a man cleaned out all the coins in the fountain. Eventually, the Italian tax man came calling!

Trevi by day

Trevi at night

In Rome, our cast of characters changed. Michael left for the US after a great vacation and our friends Sandy and Larry joined us. In addition, Sarah’s parents met up with us in Rome and now for a few days, we are all in Cortona.

Cortona Pizzeria

Will respond soon to all the comments I’ve received lately…love hearing from you!



8 Responses to “Roma”

  1. Sally June 8, 2012 at 11:29 PM #

    Thank you Judy for the photos and beautifully written comments. We almost (almost) feel like we’re there with everyone. Italy looks a bit like the Central Coast of California without the ancient ruins and works of Michaelangelo. 🙂 p.s. Who is darling little Laura in the photo?


    • blogginginitaly June 11, 2012 at 12:06 PM #

      Sandy will have lots of photos to share, and I’ll keep posting more!


  2. Sandra June 10, 2012 at 6:39 AM #

    Ciao Judy, wish I had thought of asking you to put coins for me in Trevi, day and nite of course, not leaving anything to chance! I would have paid you back on your return.


    • blogginginitaly June 11, 2012 at 12:02 PM #

      Would if I could for you for sure, but I think you need to be here to do it yourself!


  3. Filocia (Phyllis) Poma June 12, 2012 at 8:03 PM #

    Rome is magical. We can’t wait to go back. So glad you are enjoying yourselves. We tried to get to the Coliseum twice when we were there and missed it both times. We stood at a B&B by the Spanish Steps. What has the temperature been?


    • blogginginitaly June 14, 2012 at 3:17 AM #

      Rome is truly magical! So sorry you didn’t get into the Coliseum…call me when you go again and maybe I can give you some tips! The ticket lines around the Forum and Col are the very worst ever!!!


  4. Lex November 4, 2013 at 2:16 PM #

    Hi Judy,Len 🙂

    I have, a coin, that our grandfather (I was told) brought back from his trip. I took pictures of it, to show you. But, idk how to post it here. I can send it to your email. 🙂


    Alexander V Capraro


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