Like Helsinki, Rome put on varied weather for me. I arrived to heavy rain showers…..what fun it is hauling suitcases over slippery cobblestones while trying to keep a raincoat hood from falling over my eyes and dodging Rome traffic at the same time.
Not to worry, the sun soon came out and I was off wandering. There is much to see in Rome.
I’ll start with my favourite Bernini statue, the little elephant in Piazza Minerva, behind the Pantheon.
The Pantheon is always stunning.
Piazza Navona was my next stop.
I visited the amazing Palazzo Doria Pamphilj in Via del Corso.
No photos are allowed in this gorgeous house, full of sumptuous rooms and works of art. I can only show you the courtyard. Don’t miss it the next time you are in Rome.
The Trevi fountain is undergoing a facelift and is partly under scaffolding. It still gathers huge crowds.
It rained on and off all day.
St Peters is always full of people.
Piazza di Spagna is another favourite place.
I love La Barca, the lovely fountain at the foot of the steps. I had never noticed the bee decoration before.
The horses wait patiently for their next passenger.
Romulus and Remus are all over Rome. This depiction is in Piazza Popolo.
Wandering aimlessly with nothing particular in mind is the best way to see a city. You never know what you will find…….a lovely fountain.
A pretty church.
A gorgeous tile shop.
A wet Fiat.
The window of Luis Vuitton.
A gorgeous fountain.
A cute bookshop.
A Roman warrior.
A very green hotel.
And 2 boys in blue having a chat.
Next stop…..Bagni di Lucca.