Bon Journo from Italy

Europe is fascinating to me. The people, the culture, and the history all tied into one continent.  All my life I wanted to see Italy, and truly experience Rome.  Our holiday to Rome from Boston was just an overnight flight.  Once we arrived our driver dropped us off at the end of a narrow street and we wheeled our suitcases along the cobblestones street to  Townhouse Fontina Di Trevi.

Trevi Fountain currently under construction
Trevi Fountain currently under construction

Our accommodations were a fantastic location. A small B & B a few doors down from the famous Fountain in the heart of Rome. An open window overlooked the street to Trevi fountain , a great place for doing the “people watch”.  Each morning in our luxurious space we were served a deluxe breakfast wheeled in on a cart to our room.  So, while we sipped coffee in bed  we listened to the sounds of the city outside the open 2nd floor window balcony.

Delicious dainties for Breakfast!
Delicious dainties for Breakfast!

We heard the clip clop of horses hooves pulling carriages of happy couples and accordion players created the melodic sounds of Italian music.   It felt just like a dream!

small streets of Rome
small streets of Rome
small cafe' s in the streets
small cafe’ s in the street
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We saw the Colosseum!

 

 

Our first stop was the Rome Colosseum.  We wanted to view this with our eyes to see the magnificence of such an ancient structure. There it was, in its grand state of prominence, still standing in part since 80 A.D. .  Of course I used my trusty “selfie stick” to prove my attendance at this incredible piece of history.  If  you forget to bring one don’t worry the vendors are hawking them are everywhere in the city.

Street actors -Roman Gladiator
Street actors -Roman Gladiator

When the centurion heard that, he went and told the commander, saying, “Take care what you do, for this man is a Roman.”  Acts22:26

The Street actors were all over the city entertaining ……

street actor- Genie
street actor- Genie
Lots of headless men?
Lots of headless men?
Mummies
Mummies

The streets were bustling with people and beautiful window displays…………

Oh ..That's Me in the window display!
Oh ..That’s Me in the window display!

There are many many shops to browse and drool over in Italy such as  Gucci,  Armani- all the famous Italian designers.  Italians love beautiful and unique shoes. Women were wearing shoes I could dream of owning.   Walking  towards the Spanish Steps, the high end stores were calling my name.