Our final days were just filled with wandering through Trastevere + the center and eating more Pasta & Pizza.
9 out of 10 photos, there is always my bestie on it (she walks quicker than I do. I’m more the “shopping walk”-type.)
…. aaand we were lucky enough that the weather turned out to be phenomenal! This is the “Monumento a Vittoria Emanuele II” – I think it’s great, but Lena told me that the Italians hate it. So, don’t tell an Italian that you think it looks great. Just don’t.
A street. With buildings.
This is the “entrance gate” to a housing area. This particular area is the “Cartiere Coppede“, filled with buildings in the style of “art nouveau” or “Jugenstil“. Just a few pictures to show you how beautiful a walk through a quiet neighborhood can be.
Yep, this is a chandelier.
Look at this beautiful architecture. I hated to talk about it in art class but I just LOVE it seeing them in real life.
Again, I put some more colour in that picture, that you can see the ornaments.
I waited for what seemed an hour but he didn’t go away. Neither did I. But eventually I gave up.
After walking until our feet began to burn (again) we made our way towards the “Gianicolo” one of the two big hills of Rome. (Before that we got ourselves cookies and unhealthy ice tea to picknick between the couples…)
My little digi-cam (yes, you’ve heard right) can’t really capture the feeling. But I tried.
I should have informed myself but really … this whole trip was to relax not to get myself informed. Unfortunately.
Next day – back to Piazza Navona. We are on our way home but want to explore more of Trastevere.
… and then we found our old enemy: a whole lot of stairs. Some Italians couldn’t understand why we’d be so happy about stairs without any tourists on it (They called us “stupid Americans”… well, Italy isn’t actually known for its kindness).
I like that one. Of course it’s not me! It’s my Bestie, taking pictures of Rome. On top of that staircase.
Walking away from the entrance and towards the platform.
… and another hill in Rome. Her favourite. “Aventino” (one of the 7 hills in Rome).
I have a bunch of photos (selfies) and reeally akward stuff but she would kill me if I’d put them on the Internet. I’ll upload some other pictures if I figure out how to install a gallery. Until then:
Act crazy and make sure to visit Rome!