Thursday, July 08, 2010

Eye on Rome

What Dave and I learned during our brief trip to Rome is that we need to go back. Now that we've gotten the lie of the land, so to speak, we'd like to return and see things we missed the first time around, and see more details of some things to which we were briefly introduced. Here's an introduction to what we saw and did in Rome.

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4 comments:

Dotti said...

Lovely photos in both slideshows! It's truly amazing how much larger-than-life history there is in Rome. It's hard to say which site is the most awe-inspiring.

Evie said...

Dotti:
I loved both Rome and Venice. I'd characterize Venice as charming, and Rome as dynamic. The absence of cars in Venice forces people to slow down and enjoy life. It doesn't have a shabby history, either. During the Renaissance, the most coveted position in the musical world was to be the choirmaster at St. Mark's.

Even though Rome is a large, bustling city, people still enjoy life. If one wants to eat a quick lunch or snack, one goes to an appropriate restaurant and stands at the counter to eat. If one enters a more upscale establishment and sits at a table, that is the signal that one plans to stay awhile (perhaps 90-120 minutes) and savor a multi-course meal.

The food in both cities was scrumptious. In Rome, I bought a cookbook that features recipes from different regions of Italy, including Sicily and Sardinia. I don't plan to try any of the pigeon recipes any time soon, but I've already played with a couple of the pasta recipes and enjoyed them.

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