Arrivederci Rome

13 Feb

As I left for Fiumicino airport this morning, I tried to take in all the sights, sounds and smells of Italy. The word fortunate kept coming to mind, in particular, how fortunate I am for so many things:

Fortunate that I:

  • can so easily visit the land of my ancestors and experience firsthand some of their traditions
  • had an “audience” with Papa Francesco (along with about 15,000 others) in the sun!



  • was able to spend quality time with local friends in Cortona in the winter
  • developed new and interesting friendships in Roma
  • was able to walk many miles in sunshine seeing incredible antiquities


  • was inside mostly when it rained (not raining here but you can see how high the Tiber is)


  • can share my journey with fellow Rome Campers and others who follow or that I’ve met through my blog
  • am returning to America where my ancestors chose to live their lives

And finally, that Len didn’t mind toooo much staying at home to work while I played!

I have more photos and stories to tell of this trip, so stay tuned.

For now, arrivederci Roma, till next we meet.



4 Responses to “Arrivederci Rome”

  1. Barbara Kaines February 13, 2014 at 8:03 AM #

    I will look forward to our conversation next week. Travel safely, Barbara

    Sent from my iPhone



  2. florence Connelly February 13, 2014 at 8:42 AM #

    Travel safe !! love Florence xo


  3. Deb February 13, 2014 at 10:55 AM #

    What a fun trip! Tom and I were in Italy in October – it DOES have a very different feel in the fall / winter. Hope your flight home was uneventful! – Deb


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