It is not a secret that my soul lives in the eternal city. This magnificent place has so much to offer visitors. If you are a lover of history and beauty this is the city for you.
I always tell people there are wonderful tour guides in Rome, but you do not need a guide to see this city, you just need a comfortable pair of shoes. Rome is a very walk-able city. If you get lost, and you will, I promise you will discover something magical which you would have missed otherwise.
I found this lovely fountain when I was on a walk with no destination. With an iPhone and a few euros you have enough to entertain yourself for the entire day.
Come and see Rome for yourself. A long day of walking is the best way to open your horizons and see life in a new way.
If you are one of the lucky ones it will get inside you and change you forever. It is a city that speaks to those who listen, look and love…and those who think it is a dirty crowded city are not open to receiving its gifts.
One of the things you notice first about the eternal city is that it glows. There is a wonderful light in this city, and the yellow and orange tones of the buildings soak it in. The city is bathed in sunlight even on a dreary day or at night! The warm tones also convey the history of this incredible city. To me the warn feeling of the buildings is welcoming and comfortable, we are old but we are loved. Architecture here is perfectly imperfect!
The colors of the sun set the tone of this city, warmth is everywhere. Come experience it for yourself!
The Roman food philosophy is based on locally produced, environmentally friendly, fairly priced items. The idea is to buy locally pay a fair wage to the farmers, and sell for a reasonable price.
There are plenty of touristy overpriced food options in Rome but I suggest you do some research and look for a true Roman experience.
There are lots of wonderful restaurants & markets. I highly recommend Eataly (Piazzale 12 Ottobre 1492 Roma) for a fun grocery shopping experience and Hostaria I Clementini (via di S Giovanni in Laterano 106).
There is so much to love about this magical city and its local food and wine culture. Food is one of the things that bring me pleasure and cooking with the freshest possible items makes even the simplest of dishes unforgettable.
If you are a true foodie you can book a food tour. The Roman Food Tour http://www.foodtourrome.com, You can also find fun tours through eatingeurope.com, The best by far is Elizabeth Minchilli http://www.elizabethminchilli.com she has written several books and I recommend her app Eat Italy, it is very helpful. Thank you for stopping by! Hope you enjoy seeing Rome through my eyes. Best, XO Celia