The Owen Sisters' Adventures, a Roman summary
My motto has been, since leaving Nashville on Monday, enjoy every moment. Each day is a gift and each moment here should be savored. Rome is so big and full of history and excitement. You can have whatever type of experience you choose.
The first joy was reconnecting with my sister for the first time since thanksgiving and being being a guest at my dear friend Carolina's house. It had been 16 years since I had seen her and her family and this was, personally, the highlight of the trip. This is the three of us on their beautiful wrap around balcony. More about Carolina in later posts!
Our first full day was Wednesday and we decided to do easy things since we were still recovering from our flights. Patti was open and eager.
First stop Fontana di Trevi. You all remember 3 Coins in the Fountain. Same place!
From there we want to Campo di Fiore where I was dying to see if the little bread shop was still in the corner of the square. It was and we each got a slice of pizza and wandered through the market. This isn't the same pizza you eat for lunch or dinner. It'simple and rather plain. Like grabbing a donut, but better!
Campo di Fiore is an open air market that is ther every morning. The booths have produce, but also cheeses, meats, flowers and dried goods. Think hats, scarves, and other things.
The square right next to it is Piazza Farnese. I lived there for a few months during my stay on Rome. It's the home of Palazzo Farnese which is currently the French Embassy. It's a lovely place.
Then off to Piazza Navona where we sat, for a moment, and had a cup of coffee.
Then The Pantheon. If you've never seen the Pantheon, it's magnificent. It was originally built as a pagan temple. Somewhere in the first or second century it was turned into a Christian church, as it remains today.
From there, still on foot, we were off to Trastevere. A quick visit at the church Santa Maria di Trastevere and Patti was ready for shopping. I had promised to not overload here and we happily headed to Via del Corso, Via Condutti and Piazza del Popolo.