That is... I walked where they walked, viewed what they have seen, and I ate what they ate!
Several discussions before and during my training in Paris brought about the decision that from Geneva, we go to Rome. I took the opportunity since I really do not know when I will next get a free trip to Europe (well, connected to a training in Paris, anyway)... Plane tickets and hotel bookings were done online. We did the checking in (to get the boarding pass) the same way. And early Friday morning, off we go to Rome!
I did not make any research about Rome, not the way I did with Paris a year ago. But I do have some inkling about the richness of its history. I did not expect to be overwhelmed. I was dumbfounded!
Imagine a bus driver, hair sleeked with gel, sporting branded shades and wearing classy slacks and long sleeves polo. Then see him listening to his ipod while coolly driving along the highway to the Termini station. Look around and see fashionable moms, totting along their kids. Everyone seems to be walking along a catwalk.
They are a beautiful people, the Italians. And Rome? Wonderful!
The next series of pictures will be about Rome. And maybe, you will understand why I love Rome the most.
Walk with me to the Colosseum. Put your hand inside the Bocca della Verita. Take a bicycle ride inside the Villa Borghesa. Feel the softness and enjoy the smell of true leather. Be amazed with the grandeur of San Pietro. Admire the Pieta as well as the Capelle Sistina. Or just plain enjoy the sun while staying in front of the Fontana di trevi or shop near the Spanish steps.
Rome... Rome... Rome...