The cold and cough are easing now that I’m taking some high powered Italian drugs – yet, going too far afield is not yet an option. Jorge and I have let Maggie and Ricardo do the long distance sightseeing while we pretty much stay within a kilometer of two of our apartment. Let me take you on a little pictorial tour of Regione delle Colline – our Roman neighborhood :
When we look down the street, what do we see? Ecco! The Coliseum!
Street art of every description abounds:
But the piazza is actually dominated by the imposing Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II.
This year marks the 150th anniversary of Italy’s declaration as a Republic, so much restoration is taking place in this part of the city.
As we wander back home to our second floor nest on Via Clementina, we pass by “our” grocery store for a few nibbles…
And then, it’s time for la siesta… the Italians are as big on that as Yucatecans are!