Archive for the ‘Rome’ Category

Feb 06

Libero (Free)

Posted by Leslie in Rome

Rome, Italy If you fear the words “pasta” or “bread”, Rome isn’t for you.

Rome, ItalyTo truly enjoy Rome you should feel free to eat what you want…

Rome, ItalyCornetti (sweet croissants), cappuccini, gelato, panini, pasta, carciofi (artichokes) and pizza… and we haven’t even gotten to dinner.

Rome, ItalyThis is guilt free eating.

Rome, ItalyThis city knows how to enjoy life…

Rome, ItalyEspecially when sitting at a table to enjoy a meal.

Enjoy!

Leslie

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Feb 02

Walking Slow

Posted by Leslie in Italy, Rome

Rome, Italy Rome isn’t for everyone.

Rome, ItalyIt’s dirty, the cars and scooters are unruly, ordering coffee at a bar can leave you exhausted, and the only time people move quickly is when ordering food.

Rome, ItalyBut it’s the only place I know where it’s okay to take your time and walk slow.

Rome, ItalyOnce a great empire, this city has nothing to prove.

Colloseum, RomeLife is no longer about ruling and controlling, it’s about relaxing and enjoying…

Rome, ItalyMy kind of place…

Enjoy!

Leslie

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Jan 20

Getting Started

Posted by Leslie in Italy, Rome

Rome I’ve been making a lot of changes…

RomeAnd have started the New Year off right…

RomeBy pushing my friend Mapie to come with me to Rome.

RomeWe toured, we talked, we relaxed, we ate (everything), we shopped and one of us spoke a lot of Italian.

RomeAnd did I mention it was between 50-60 degrees and sunny every day.

RomeRome was very good to us, the only difficult part was saying goodbye but I’m sure we’ll be back for another visit.

Enjoy!

Leslie

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Sep 09

Rome from an iPhone

Posted by Leslie in Escapes, Rome

Villa Doria Pamphili, Rome Rome is one of my favorite cities.  It’s chaotic yet slow paced and visually it can transform in a moment from dingy to stunning.  Its history grounds you and the mouth watering food brings it all together for a perfect package of la dolce vita (the sweet life).

Villa Doria Pamphili, RomeThese iPhone photos were shot in Rome’s largest landscaped public park, The Villa Doria Pamphili, a destination most tourists never see.

Villa Doria Pamphili, RomeYou can spend hours in this park relaxing, walking, exercising and forget you are in Rome.  It’s an escape from the tourist filled sites.

Villa Doria Pamphili, RomeAnd just another reason why Eataly is no substitute for visiting Italy.

Enjoy!

Leslie

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Jun 28

Italian Views

Posted by Leslie in Escapes, Rome

Italian Views There are a lot of reasons to visit Italy.

Italian ViewsThe food, the history, the culture…

Italian ViewsBut after conferring with French friends there is another reason to visit il bel paese (beautiful Italy)…the beautiful views.

Enjoy!

Leslie

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