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. :-)
Sunday entertainment in Rome, Italy.
Now there were many ways to get around in Rome.
Like via a guided tour on Segways.
Horse and carriage.
Or of course via the many popular Open Roof Sightseeing Buses.
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.
My favourite statue on that building.
Behind The Ministry Of Culture And Heritage was this church.
With many steps.
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.
When we got up to the piazza we arrived in the middle of an Italian wedding party - "Salute!". ;p
Another interesting statue.
A roundabout in Rome.
At the beginning of Via Del Corso, a busy shopping street in Rome.
A typical side street in Rome.
One of many markets we encountered this Sunday in Rome.
Hand bags were a common sight at the markets.
As were different type of paintings.
We also saw many various street performers, "Hello.".
Roasted chestnuts, another common item for sale along the streets of Rome.
Snack carts like this one were also a common sight in Rome.
As were pizza shops.
And of course Gelato shops - Italian ice cream.
All I can say is Y-U-M-M-Y!!
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, still at Via Del Corso.
The Italian river the Tiber which run through Rome, in fact the Tiber is the third-longest river in Italy.
You could canoe along the Tiber.
Or, why not live there?
We, however, chose to just walk along the river on this very narrow pavement.
Along the river we saw this beautiful church.
The Supreme Court of Cassation, impressive building indeed.
Then it suddenly started to rain...
After the rain we arrived at Castel Sant'Angelo, or in English - Castle of the Holy Angel.
Which was opposite this bridge.
Castel Sant'Angelo from the other side of the river, almost.
Fooooood! There were many small Italian restaurants like this one in Rome.
This is a Burschetta
I had at one of them, I absolutely loved (love) that "ham".
Pasta Carbonara, tasted alright.
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...
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
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