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Why I Love Rome!

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Why I Love Rome!

Candi's about had it with the Rome & Italy bashing so I wanted to start a thread about all there is to love about Rome, like . . .

gelato! the food! the lovely people! the art! the Vatican! the Pieta! the Caravaggios! (Emma, that's for you, you thread heaux), that it's absolutely NOTHING like my country! the excuse to learn a new language! the challenge of proving there are Beautiful Americans too, umbrella pines, the history, the wine! (gee can't believe that one is so slow in coming to mind) Ivano Luvly! the Borghese Gallery! the beautiful church bells!

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The feeling you get the first time you get on an Italian train and share a bottle of wine, or the first time you walk up to the Coliseum and say to yourself "I can't believe I'm here!!"

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the old men playing cards at the park in the morning.

the nuns

ohhh yes the bells !

the beautiful people

the music

the energy

the sing-song sound of the italian language

the flower boxes

the never ending list of things to do and see

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I like your style, Candigirl. : )

- Bernini!

- Piazza Farnese!

- our Rome Experts!! All of them, we love you

- espresso from cafe San Eustachio!

- the light streaming through the oculus in the Pantheon

- Bernini! (so fantastic, I had to say it twice!!)

...and that's just a start.

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The PIZZA!!

the little piazzas, with their quiet ambience

the gelato

the churches and how they are all free.

the Moses

the Scavi tour

the oldness

The Roman forum, and that it is also free - that i could stand where Caesar stood.... it is mindblowing.

The spirit and liveliness of the jewish ghetto and the beautiful synagogue with its stunning square dome

The markets with the red red red tomatoes and green green veggies, much more vivid than we get in the US even at farmers markets

and like candi, i like the challenge of proving there are beautiful and open-minded Americans, for sure. It was an absolutely special feeling for me when people came up to me speaking Italian! Rome was not my favorite city in Italy, but I still loved it nonetheless!!

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The fact that it's one big open-air museum, and also a living breathing city.

The way the fountains and ruins get lit up at night.

All the untold fascinating little things you can discover in nooks and crannies of the back streets.

The way many Italians go out for a walk or go sit in the piazza socializing early in the evening.

Gelato, espresso, and pizza on virtually every block.

The cheap house wine (often 2 glasses worth for a mere 3-4 euros)

And as someone else mentioned in another thread....all those cute people on scooters!

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6. Re: Why I Love Rome!

- yeah jjkdc, the cute people on scooters! : )))

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7. Re: Why I Love Rome!

Candi,

Great thread!

You probably already know that I love Rome...there are many reasons.

My love affair is going on 34 years now...and it is as strong as ever!

Ciao,

Kathy

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8. Re: Why I Love Rome!

the flower markets

people taking the time out to enjoy life

the smooches

sunrise and sunset

narrow lanes

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9. Re: Why I Love Rome!

- Fellini, Masina, Magnani, Mastroianni, Pasolini!

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10. Re: Why I Love Rome!

all the fountains

bernini

gelato

Borghese Park and Gallery

seeing teenage boys walking arm and arm with their nonnas

the friendly people

art

you don't have to drive

michelangelo

Fracesco Totti

Eros Ramazzotti

Valentino

the energy

wine

the light at dusk

The Pantheon

The bella language

Gorgeous men :)

Vatican City

Santa Maria in Trastevere

great pasta

Free concerts