Wednesday, May 26, 2010

via dei pettinari


Yesterday welcomed summer. 

So I ditched the car and took a long, relaxing passeggiata in town. I alighted the tram in Trastevere. After attending a business breakfast, I crossed the river to the Jewish "ghetto" where I met a friend for lunch. We sipped espresso in the shadow provided by Michelangelo's palazzo in Piazza Farnese, and leisurely walked all the way back to the bridge.


  1. Sounds like an absolutely dreamy day in Roma! Wish I could have been there too!

  2. Here in Belgium people go out in the street to smoke, as it is forbidden to do it in office. In Italia streets are full of people using their mobile phones… Is it forbidden to do it in office?

  3. We would like the summer to come to Denmark, good you got it in Rome. Maybe the mobile-talkers in the shadow are telling the world about the summer!
    Have a nice day in Rome...

  4. I'd love to be under that caffé umbrella now staring at the Palazzo and admiring those giant bathtub fountains. Roma always has a surprise around the corner. Thanks for the post.

  5. What a nice way to spend the day!

  6. Leif~ It was stunning, and I wish you could all be here too!
    Θάνος~ Not forbidden, but more polite. Also it could be for better line reception!
    Costas~ Hope you enjoyed walking with me.
    Jørgen~ Thank you!
    ODP~ And the gates to the always shut Palazzo housing the French Embassy were flung open for buzzer maintenance, so even though photos were not allowed, I guarantee the peek I took was super!
    Lois~ it was delightful, yes.

  7. It sounds like you had an ideal day.

  8. I want to sip espresso in the shadow provided by Michelangelo's palazzo in Piazza Farnese, too! Sounds very relaxing & wonderful!!!
    I wonder if those 2 guys are talkin to each other on their cells???!!! heheheee

  9. Don't you love it when always-shut gates are momentarily opened?!

    Sounds like you had a great day.

    That first street is . . . I'm not sure what, but it gives a special, not so good, feeling.

  10. Roma. So beautiful, sunny and old.

  11. Loree~ It was a very good day!
    Tricia~ Crazy, but possible!
    Dina~ It is actually the same street, further along and closer to the river. Lots has happened in this area–good and bad–especially during the war (see Oct 16th, 1943...)
    Irina~ amazing how good she looks at 2763 years... (founded in (753 B.C., but the city actually existed long before that)
    KenMac~ thanks for walking with me!

  12. The gentleman col telefonino must be standing right about where my hairdresser used to be. The shop was still there when I last walked by, though I did not spot Franco e Alberto anymore.


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