Tuesday, 28 August 2012

When in Rome

I've been away from this little space of mine for a short time. For those of you who read my blog regularly, you might well remember that I mentioned a planned holiday to Italy earlier in the year. Well, that holiday has now been and gone and we had an absolutely amazing time.
As immigrants to Israel we are somewhat obligated to visit England, where our families live, as often as we are able. Naturally, because we are not quite yet millionaires, that means that we don't really get to see other places. However, very occasionally we do travel elsewhere and this year was one of those years! Italy it was.
Now, I know that plenty of you do travel on a far more regular basis than I do. I am also aware that I am not the first person to travel to Italy. Therefore I am going to give you just a taste of our trip and not my usual background history to it all! And believe me, it was very hard to whittle down that 'taste' to a few photos that I feel sum up our first stop, Rome. Let's just say I was reaching the 1,000 photos mark by the end of our trip!
So, enjoy our visit to Rome and our day trip from Rome to Pompeii. From top to bottom: the Coliseum, some tasty gelati, Pompeii, the Vatican Museums, the Ponte Sant' Angelo, the Pantheon, watching street artists near the Trevi Fountain, and finally, the stalls at the Tiber River festival taken from the Ponte Sisto.


dottycookie said...

If our passports come through we are planning to take our girls to Rome in the autumn - my husband and I last visited together when we were students and I'm really excited at the possibility of going with a larger budget this time!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa,

Seeing your posting here on Rome brought back wonderful memories of my first trip just a few years ago. I fell in love with Italy and hope to visit again while I'm in Israel. It would be a much longer and more expensive trip from the US.

Your photos are gorgeous!

Oh, and since you mentioned you are from the UK, I would also very much like to see the Cotswolds (spelled right?) in the country there. :-)

Meeling said...

Makes me want to go back!! It's such an awesome city and ooooohhh gelato!!

Anonymous said...

20 yrs on things never change I just came back from a stint in the Dolomites from Meran/Venice to Verona the desserts taste better and the Italians warmth rocks... Better go Ciao Bella

Miss Val's Creations said...

The photos are beautiful! I am sure you had a wonderful time. I would love to go back to Italy and spend some time there to soak up the culture. The history is amazing. Gelati everyday would be on the agenda!

Lauralee Prov said...

Hi I just became a new follower here. I really like your artwork! :)

Naomi said...

Hi Lisa!
I am sure I have the exact same photo of gelato! Beautiful photos of I am sure a magnificent trip. Thanks for sharing it with us all.

UniqueNique said...

Looks like you had a delightful trip and I am sure plenty of gelati ;~D

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