A Few Days in Rome

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.

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[above: from our flat in Rome]

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[above: Morning at a civilized 10am, at the market right out side our flat]

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[above: Lunch is an escape from the heat in Trastavere with a fresh Insalata de Melone and fresh anchovies.]

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[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.]

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[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.]

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[above: quiet moments]

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[above: the market in Campo di Fiori]

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PS: I’m posting over a cell phone connection which is a bit tricky… so sorry about the closed comments earlier! Something must have gone wrong in the posting. Comments should be open now!

  • http://www.luculliandelights.com ilva

    I’m amazed of how much your daughter resembles you! It was nice to meet, I do hope you are having a relaxing time in Umbria!

  • Reva

    love the shots of rome and side trips. looking forward to more posts and more armchair travelling with you in italy…

  • http://www.mangopowergirl.com MPG

    These are beautiful…thanks for transporting me momentarily :) Have a wonderful rest of the trip, I can’t wait to see more!

  • http://foodhappens.blogspot.com/ lo

    Mmm. Look at those views. And that food!
    We didn’t get to take a vacation this year, so it’s nice to live vicariously!

  • http://www.mattikaarts.com/blog matt wright

    Amazing stuff – this looks like a great vacation. Talk about a great looking apartment. The anchovies look amazing too – shame we cannot really get them like that here in Seattle. Fresh Borlotti beans too! just not fair.

  • http://anne-arnott.blogspot.com/ Anne

    Hi found you over on Ilva’s website. Great that you two met up. Lovely photos, your apartment looks great. :-)

  • http://nysdelight.com Aysegul

    These are beautiful shots! Wow looking at them brought me back to Turkey especially the shots of the borouli! What a pleasant way to spend the summer.


  • http://rattlesnakecharmer.blogspot.com/ Abby

    These pictures are gorgeous. Thank you for letting us all live vicariously through you.

  • http://skinnygourmet.blogspot.com Erin @ The Skinny Gourmet

    Amazingly jealous. My husband and I were *supposed* to go to Italy and South of France this month to visit friends who were moving there, but their move got delayed and the whole plan unraveled. I’m living vicariously through the photos. And positively green with envy.

  • http://whiteplate.blogspot.com/ Liska

    Beautiful pictures! Have a nice holiday :)

  • http://teaandcookies.blogspot.com Tea

    So glad you guys are having a lovely (and gorgeous-looking) time. Can’t wait to hear all the stories. Enjoy–and have some gelato for me!

  • http://www.salistudio.com Natasha

    When in Rome! How did you get the fab looking flat? Love the pics.

  • http://play-with-food.blogspot.com Deborah Dowd

    Thanks for the mini-vacation to Rome! Looks like you are having a wonderful time, and what a beautiful daughter you have!

  • L

    Thanks everyone. We are having a great time. More photos up as soon as I can get to it!


  • Judy

    Just found your blog by googling farms on Vashon where I live and finding your writeup about Sea Breeze farm. I just love what you wrote about slowing down and paying attention. And I love what you said about Vashon. I moved to Vashon from New York City…consumed by my work in advertising. Now I revel at the biking to work, making my first pie cherry (picked fresh)pies, helping during lambing season (we had 40 this year!), harvesting lavender…and amazing…I had time to meet my husband here and to adopt a little girl.
    Have a beautiful time in Italy. I love your photos and recipes!


  • Karen

    Yummy photos. We are off to Rome in October and have not booked anything. Where are you staying?

  • http://www.livingtastefully.weebly.com/-passions-to-pastry.html Eileen

    I’ll have to agree; there’s never a bad time to be in Italy. Great photos. Good-looking cappuccino.

  • http://littlebrowngirl20.blogspot.com/ Pamela

    What amazing photos… I can almost taste the food, smell the herbs and feel the sun… Thank you for the momentary respite from the Seattle rain…. Safe Travels

  • http://www.moiraproject.net moira

    Rome is a great place to visit!! I’m Italian and I know it …
    But I hate this town for the confusion!
    There is not the best season to visit our beautiful town.
    We have a lot of tourists … always! There aren’t quiet period
    .. is like LONDON …
    Anyway great shots and reportage! Do you like our food!??!

  • Ali

    Oh Good Lord – I check this because I live near Seattle and find your articles great, but we are going to Italy in October (Tuscany/Cinque Terre) and after seeing these gorgeous pictures I am not sure I can handle waiting seven whole weeks until we leave and get browse and eat!

  • http://chewonthatblog.com Hillary

    Beautiful photos! They make me feel like I’m there (and I wish I was…)

  • http://www.aspoonfulofsugar.net/blog/ Angela

    There’s never a bad time to visit Rome! Looks like you’re having an amazing holiday!

  • http://eatseatsandeats.blogspot.com/ Sheetal

    love, love, love the photos! Thank you for this 😀 Rome it is, for the next vacation!

    I am a great fan of your blog, and have added you to my blogroll, I am sorry, I wish I’d thought of asking you before adding the blog. Please, do let me know if that’s okay with you. Thanks!

  • http://www.ciberkuoka.blogspot.com Cibercuoca

    Beautiful fotos. Bella Roma.