Late July and August may not be the best time to visit Italy between the soaring temperatures and gaggles of tourists. But, then again, there really isn't ever a bad time to be here. We are having an amazing trip. Here are a few shots from our first few days, spent in Rome, to give you just a taste.
[above: Morning at a civilized 10am, at the market right out side our flat]
[above: Lunch is an escape from the heat in Trastavere with a fresh Insalata de Melone and fresh anchovies.]
[above: Cole has been enjoying her new camera taking in her own views of the city. We all enjoyed a bit of relief from the heat as an afternoon storm moved in.]
[above: walking through the Palentine and Forum instead of joining the long lines for the Coliseum. We are heading back to Rome sometime this month to see a few more of the traditional sites we skipped on this quick tour.]
[above: quiet moments]
[above: the market in Campo di Fiori]