Ambling Around Rome

68 thoughts on “Ambling Around Rome”

  1. Che bellissimo. Heavy sigh. Thanks for transporting me back to my parents homeland with your beautiful pictures and words. I felt as though I was walking back there with you. Brava! ❀️

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  2. Oh I have missed your posts Arundhati, and you have returned with one of my favourites. I am actually in the midst of writing my latest post on Rome as well!!
    Love your pics, looks like you guys had a great time there. Hope you are enjoying your time with the fam in India too. Happy New Year lovely. Xx

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    1. Hey Lorelle, you are too sweet, my lovely. I will wait to read your post. I have been so tied up that I did not get to read my feed. I will get updated by and by. I am indeed enjoying myself.
      A wonderful, star-spangled year to you too! xx

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  3. You sure lucked out with that cabbie. It’s great when you can get additional details and interesting tidbits from the locals who admire their own city. I just love the idea of being able to touch something that Michelangelo touched or even stood next to. There seems to be history in every nook and cranny.

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    1. It is enough to make the mind go into a tizzy. All that history and beauty cobbled together in times gone by but preserved so beautifully. Thank you Lyz, these are the conversations that add colour to our travels. xx

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      1. Oh, you’re so right. The discussion is a highlight for sure. I had just been reading some interesting historical information about Michelangelo, so when you said his name, I perked up. ?

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  4. Reading your blogposts and seeing your lovely photos gives me a respite from a bit of hectic year end information overload from family and friends. It’s wonderful to seeing you and Adi enjoying your time in Rome. Lex has often told me how amazing his visit was with his father years ago. Thanks for sharing your keen observations and insights to this beautiful city! – Neek

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    1. Hmm I know what you mean by information overload when it comes to family and friends. It is overwhelming to be plonked in the middle of it when you are used to the carefree life of being on the road. And thank you, I am pleased it took your mind off it a bit. I remember Lex commenting about the time he spent in Rome with his father. Such memories are so special. I always wish, as does everybody I am sure, that one could scoot back in time for even a few minutes to relive those moments in reality, not just through the grey cells. xx

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  5. All of these pictures are so beautiful!! I feel like if I ever visited, i wouldn’t stop taking pictures. So much beauty everywhere πŸ™‚ Hang in there with your folks, soon enough you guys will be back home in the US πŸ˜€

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    1. Ahaha thanks my sweet. You have my number. It is a strange dilemma. When I get back, I know I will have this odd sadness. But that is the strange contrariness of it all, I do not know how to reconcile myself to it.
      I might bombard you all with more of Rome yet! πŸ˜› xx

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  6. wonderful historical city to visit , loved the pictures ! Amazed by the architecture of those days, I remember helping my kids with their project constructing a Roman aqueduct and hope to visit there some time:)

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  7. Wow those are gorgeous photos! Enjoy your few moments of alone time. I’m visiting my parents and get about 45 minutes alone a day while they go to Happy hour?

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    1. Aww yeah Rome was a pleasure this winter, Tracey. We had been apprehensive about grey rainy days but we struck gold with that dome of blue above our heads. I am sending you warm vibes from Calcutta where I have a surfeit of pleasantly chilly days. xx

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      1. I have heard of Parma mostly because we devour documentaries and travel shows. So I shall look it up in detail if you recommend it as a food paradise. Oh why is the world so vast and beautiful? It makes you never want to grow old or leave it forever.

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      2. Indeed, that is my association with its name. Maybe I should tread there with caution because I can nibble on parmesan like a mouse with zilch self-control. If a mouse cares about control at all. xx

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    1. Hey Jen, I have been carrying on a fair about Rome and there might be a couple of more! πŸ˜› But yes, I have a post in mind about the food in Calcutta which is just too delicious. Here you need to double my customary wish for four stomachs and make it eight. xx

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  8. Rome is truly beautiful place. I look forward to visiting one day soon until then I’ll enjoy it through your eyes.? Thank you for sharing. May 2018 bring you even more memories, laughter and fulfillment.

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  9. Happy New Year, Dippy! Great post. Brings back fond memories of our trip long, long ago. I keep thinking we need to visit again, but each time we make plans for the year, we inevitably end up picking someplace we’ve never gone before. Still, this post brings on a strong ache to revisit.

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    1. Hey Lynn, a vibrant new year to you and yes posts on Rome must make you feel so nostalgic. I might harp on it a bit more πŸ˜‰ It is a good plan to see new places. A friend of mine always asks me why we keep revisiting places and I have no answer for her except that it feeds our wistful souls. xx

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  10. Rome looks absolutely beautiful! I have to admit, my one experience with Italy was Milan and I was not too much of a fan…but I have been planning to try again this year! Rome seems a great place to start πŸ˜‰ Also, aren’t cabbies usually just the most useful source of local information? I hope you enjoyed all that eating – it’s easily one of the best parts of the festive season πŸ˜€ xxx

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    1. Oh we ate and ate, Mia. It has not stopped yet though I have my mother’s healthy cooking right now to balance out all the street food chomping.
      Cabbies are indeed the best source of information if they are not grumpy πŸ™‚
      And I agree with you, Milan has very little to keep you engaged. I was apprehensive when I was in Rome for the first time because I thought it might be a tourist trap. But hey she is a beauty out and out. xx

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  11. I like your choice of words in the title. When I think back to my visits to Rome the “ambling around” part is one of my fondest memories. It really is the perfect city for ambling. Enjoy the eating frenzy!

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