Rome is charming. Definitely. The first time I came here was in the early 1980s. Every Piazza, every monument, picture perfect, still today. Some trips are all about letting go and fully enjoying the moment. Rome was exactly one of them.
What’s amazing is that you can literally get out of the plane and hop into the metro to the city. I was ready to explore … my camera clutched tightly in my hand. I stayed at the nice Hotel Villa del Parco, a boutique hotel just a few minutes walk from the bus station of Via Nomentana. As always I definitely overpacked, and stuck to my favorite pair of shorts, a few T-Shirts, skirts and bandana scarf for most of the days. Easy!
Most of the city’s tourists hovered under umbrellas to protect themselves from the harsh Mediterranean sun. I preferred to explore, stop for a mid-day nap, then prepare for a night out on the town once the heat simmered down. The city at night is the best. Fontana di Trevi, Piazza di Spagna, Via Veneto! I did the same I am always doing when I am in Rome. Wandering around! And spaghetti was calling my name! I love Pasta. Without a proper map, I found myself walking endlessly but it’s worth it once you arrive at just what you were searching for.During the days when I needed a break from the hot streets I took a stroll around the park of Villa Borghese, visiting an art exhibiton and relaxing in the grass. And I talked to strangers and improved my language skills. Was fun!
Just some memories of my days in Rome, which came into my mind.