Rome: In Pictures

St Ambrose said “If you are at Rome, live in the Roman style.” Good advice. I spent the last few days of my round the world trip eating well, drinking well and sleeping well. There was some sightseeing too.

COLUSSEUM

It was one of those perfect evenings when you walk around familiarising yourself and suddenly stumble upon the iconic landmarks you’ve only seen on screen. It’s not difficult to do that in this city.

ALTARE DELLA PATRIA

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A huge yet minor detail of the Fountain of the Adriatic Sea.

PANTHEON

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The sun casting a heavenly image upon the ceiling. It rains inside the church too.

GELATO

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More flavours than I’ve ever seen. Yes, those labels do say ‘Celery Cream’ and ‘Gorgonzola’ (which actually tasted quite nice).

SPANISH STEPS

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I don’t know how people find each other at this ‘popular meeting place.’

CAFFÈ GRECO

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This was nearby. It was a real treat having coffee and canolli in these beautiful surroundings. Back in the day, the café was frequented by the likes of Byron, Keats and Casanova.

BOCCA DELLA VERITÀ

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A Hepburn moment. Couldn’t help it.

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