A Sunday Walk In Rome
November 14, 2012 4:51 PM

   

On the last day of my weekend in Rome my sister and I walked around the streets of Rome without any particular goal. It was Sunday and the Roman streets were busy, both with Rome's inhabitants and sightseeing tourists. So below are photos from our Sunday Walk In Rome as well as some photos of the Italian food I tried in Rome. :-)

A Sunday Walk In Rome
Sunday entertainment in Rome, Italy.

A Sunday Walk In Rome
Now there were many ways to get around in Rome.

A Sunday Walk In Rome
Like via a guided tour on Segways.

A Sunday Walk In Rome
Horse and carriage.

A Sunday Walk In Rome
Special bicycle.

A Sunday Walk In Rome
Or of course via the many popular Open Roof Sightseeing Buses.

A Sunday Walk In Rome
But no matter how you got around in Rome, there sure was a lot to see there. Like this stunning building for example, The Ministry Of Culture And Heritage.

A Sunday Walk In Rome
My favourite statue on that building.

A Sunday Walk In Rome
Behind The Ministry Of Culture And Heritage was this church.

A Sunday Walk In Rome
With many steps.

A Sunday Walk In Rome
Also nearby was another piazza with more fascinating statues and buildings. My sister pointed out that the men holding the horses in those statues in fact look bigger than the horses...hm.

A Sunday Walk In Rome
When we got up to the piazza we arrived in the middle of an Italian wedding party - "Salute!". ;p

A Sunday Walk In Rome
Another interesting statue.

A Sunday Walk In Rome
A roundabout in Rome.

A Sunday Walk In Rome
At the beginning of Via Del Corso, a busy shopping street in Rome.

A Sunday Walk In Rome
Big bars.

A Sunday Walk In Rome
A typical side street in Rome.

Rome Market
One of many markets we encountered this Sunday in Rome.

Rome Market
Hand bags were a common sight at the markets.

Rome Market
As were different type of paintings.

The Streets Of Rome
We also saw many various street performers, "Hello.".

Roasted Chestnuts Rome
Roasted chestnuts, another common item for sale along the streets of Rome.

Roasted Chestnuts Rome
Mmm.

A Sunday Walk In Rome
Snack carts like this one were also a common sight in Rome.

Pizza Rome
As were pizza shops.

Ice Cream In Rome
And of course Gelato shops - Italian ice cream.

Ice Cream In Rome
All I can say is Y-U-M-M-Y!!
Ice Cream In Rome
My Gelato with melted chocolate and forest berry flavour. It was so good, not as cold as "normal" ice cream though and I thought it had a lot more depth in flavour as well.

Shopping In Rome
Shopping in Rome, still at Via Del Corso.

Shopping In Rome
Doggy. :-)

The Tiber Rome
The Italian river the Tiber which run through Rome, in fact the Tiber is the third-longest river in Italy.

The Tiber Rome
You could canoe along the Tiber.

The Tiber Rome
Or, why not live there?

The Streets Of Rome
We, however, chose to just walk along the river on this very narrow pavement.

A Sunday Walk In Rome
Along the river we saw this beautiful church.

A Sunday Walk In Rome
The Supreme Court of Cassation, impressive building indeed.

A Sunday Walk In Rome
Then it suddenly started to rain...

Castel Sant Angelo
After the rain we arrived at Castel Sant'Angelo, or in English - Castle of the Holy Angel.

Castel Sant Angelo
Which was opposite this bridge.

Castel Sant Angelo
Castel Sant'Angelo from the other side of the river, almost.

Food In Rome
Fooooood! There were many small Italian restaurants like this one in Rome.

Food In Rome Bruschetta
This is a Burschetta I had at one of them, I absolutely loved (love) that "ham".

Food In Rome Pasta Carbonara
Pasta Carbonara, tasted alright.

Food In Rome Seafood Risotto
Seafood Risotto. This one was so and so, mainly because of all those mini/baby squid - not what I had in mind when I ordered it...

Food In Rome Pizza
Pizza! My last dinner in Italy. This pizza tasted alright as well.

Now I had pizza slices for lunch every day in Italy, which actually all tasted a bit different. The best pizza slice I had though was one with fresh herbs, mushrooms, cheese and tomato -which I of course I did not take a photo of... Hehe. I was too hungry! But I found that the pizza dough in Italy was more salty compared to what we have in Sweden. They were also quite sparse with the pizza toppings, and there were usually not that many toppings to choose from either. The same goes for pasta, which usually was served in pesto or tomato sauce. So quite a lot of carbs in Italian food in Italy, at least where we ate. :p

Rome Italy
Arrivederci Roma.

In reality, considering I took over 2000 photos as well as some videos in Rome, I do of course have much more to share from my weekend in Rome. But I will save that for another time, or perhaps even another blog... Because I am currently working on starting up a travel blog called TheTravelingSoul.com, however due to a massive lack of time at the moment it is taking a bit longer than I had anticipated to get it up and running. Having said that, my plan is though to have a blog all about my travels in the near future. But I will be back with more info about that as soon as I get it going.

Anyway, Rome. I know have said it before, but I cannot say it enough - I did indeed have a great time in Rome. It is such a lovely historic city with so much to see, do and eat. In fact, Rome is an excellent example of why I think traveling is the best way to learn about the world, people, culture, our past and have a good time while doing so. In other words, my birthday weekend in Rome was a wonderful, educational, fun and exhausting weekend which I am very grateful I had the chance to experience with my beloved sister. So thanks for an unforgettable weekend sis! :-)

Next time I will be back with updates from Sweden, and I would not be surprised if my pretty little Lisen pops up in that post as well. So see ya'll then. :p

/A.L
 
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