Lucky Me, On My Own in Rome
September 1, 2016 • Italy, Rome, Travel
I’m in Rome this week, and this trip marks my 16th visit to this city that I consider my home away from home, the one place in the world that draws me back year after year, the only city I know that energizes me in a way I almost can’t describe. I feel that energy as soon as the plane touches down, and as the taxi gets closer to the centro storico, my energy soars, and I just feel like I am where I’m supposed to be.I’ve managed to create a business bringing people to Italy for food and wine tours that allows me to visit this city at least once a year now, and I try to arrive a day or two before the group. It helps me get adjusted to the time and allows me to make sure the details for my group are all set. And as is sometimes the case, like this year, gives me a free day to get my hair done by a masterful Roman stylist. 🙂More than anything, it gives me a day or two on my own to explore parts of the city I want to return to – like the Jewish Ghetto above – or some hidden places I haven’t experienced yet. Yes, despite already being here 15 times, there are things I haven’t seen! So this year I made a list of a few of the more far flung sights to see, in case other guests this year or in the future also wanted something new to see and do. Here are a some photo highlights from the past two days that I hope you enjoy:
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Michele, I had just started reading this post when my husband came up behind me, so I started to read it out loud to him. Oh , the strong emotions it evoked. We’ve been to Italy 7 times and have flown into and out of Rome each time, staying several days at the beginning and 2 at the end of each trip. We love Rome! There is even a hairstylist across the road from the hotel where we stay where we get our hair cut that 1st morning(and he remembers us each time!). We’ll be going to Italy again this winter but Milan is where we will be flying in and out of. Your post caused us to mourn not going to Rome this year. Very well written! Thanks for the bitter sweet memories.
September 12, 2016 at 8:46 pm