Sorry for my absence. I know it’s rude to disappear from a blog without a word. But I’m back. I was in Rome and I strongly believe one should have an extra week of a holiday after a holiday.
Rome is a busy city, with many tourists even in November, heavy traffic and cars parked everywhere. In the beginning, you think cars try to run you over, but later you learn they will stop finally, but very close to you. But there is also another side of Rome, the one with quiet, little streets, lovely piazzas, beautiful city views and history hiding around every corner.
History is everywhere. It is incredible how buildings survived so many centuries. Everything we build now is so brand new, so flimsy. The beauty of buildings and sculptures is breathtaking. You want to ask yourself questions – where are you going, why do you hurry up, are you doing anything meaningful in your life that will survive you?
But our favourite gelateria was Gelateria del Teatro (you can see it next to the cat photo). Small gelateria we have found wandering around. It’s opened long hours and flavours are changing. I changed my opinion on chocolate ice-cream. In Poland I was mostly vanilla ice-cream girl, but ithere I was converted to chocolate ice-cream. They were heavenly good. They tasted like the best dark chocolate and they had flavours like – chocolate&wine, truffle, etc.
And nope, a cat wasn’t owned by the gelateria. We met it at cat’s shelter provided in the remaining of old temples. This particular cat was the biggest beggar, he didn’t take an eye from food!
Gelateria del Teatro
Via de San Simone 70,
Via del governo vecchio 114
And a little bit of window shopping. Enjoy it.
12 thoughts on “Roman holiday”
Such lovely photos – looks like you had a great time on holidays. And we missed you so I am glad you are back.
Amee, yes it was lovely. And right now I try to read all blog posts I’ve missed. I have quite a lot to read 🙂
Wow, fantastic photography, looked class… would love to go to Rome!! Glad you’re back too 🙂
Wow Magda! I totally love those photos!! It makes me want to pack my bags and head on down to Rome straight away. Gorgeous! (love the pic of that cat too…)And you’re totally right that you need a holiday after a holiday.. 🙂
Paul, thank you 🙂 Nice to hear thatSimone, so go pack your bags, it’s worth it 🙂
Breathtaking Rom….The cat is so SKINNY…she needs FOOD.
Angie, yes she is skinny, but believe me all other cats were well fed, so I guess she was the new one. She will quickly gain weight 🙂
Magda,I almost went to Rome last summer. I have been there twice, once with my high school class.I would love to go again and get to know it better. I also want to see the Sistine Chapel, which I missed both times I was there.
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I love Rome! Lived there for a year and have been countless times. Now I am back in Italy but in Le Marche which is beautiful and full of amazing places as well.You took great shots there!
Thank you for the kind words 🙂 Rome is very beautiful. Lucky you Heidi, I would love to live anywhere in Italy for a little bit.