Hope you all are doing well! I've adjusted well to the time change and am writing this from a beautiful villa in Montevarchi, Tuscany. The weather hasn't been great and they are calling for more storms, but it's fantastic to be away and experiencing a new adventure nonetheless!
Yesterday, I spent the entire day wandering through Rome, eating amazing food and viewing all of the beautiful historical sites. I found the winding streets dizzying, but managed to enjoy the day and appreciate a new city. I shared some of my Instagram photos as collages on my Facebook page (like to follow my adventures!), but here are some of the photos I took with my Pentax SLR.
One of the most frustrating things about Rome is that there are so many archaeological sites and they are not well marked! I learned that you can import images into google and for the most part, figure out what things are. Have you been to Rome? What was your most memorable moment?
Trusty Ann Taylor jacket
H and M skinnies
Didn't bring shampoo and the water is different here.
Going to have wild hair in Italy - I've come to terms with it :)
Fountains and people everywhere!
Excavated archaeological sites seem to be everywhere!
The Altare della Patria Monument also known as Monumento Nazionale a Vitorio Emanuele II
Built in honor of Victor Emmanuel, first king of unified Italy
Mixed buildings everywhere!
Winding alleys with mysterious shops and cafes
I always find myself wondering how many people have walked these streets
Santa Maria della Pace
Built on the foundations of the pre-existing church of Sant'Andrea de Aquarizriis in 1482
Commissioned by Pope Sixtus IV
Reminded me of Japan
Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi - Fountain of the Four Rivers
Located in Piazza Pamphili
The highlight of my day - The Pantheon
Commissioned by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Augustus as a temple
to all the gods of ancient Rome.
Later rebuilt by Emperor Hadrian in 126 AD
Located in the Trevi district in Rome
26.3 metres high and 49.15 metres wide
It is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the
most famous fountains in the world!
Supreme Court of Cassation