After lunch Barb and I just wandered around the neighborhood we were in, this was a non-touristy area of Rome which was nice.
This is the Le Piazze de Trastevere area of Rome. Look how few people are there! Why fight thru the masses when I can wander thru areas like this?
Photos can’t really capture everything but I’m trying.
The buildings are works of art themselves.
For those who have read my previous posts, you know how much I love trees. Imagine my joy when I saw this beauty, growing so lush on the side of a building. It took us awhile to get the shot, Barb had somehow switched the phone camera from photo to video but we eventually got it.
It was starting to get a bit toasty so Barb and I decided it was time to catch a cab and if we happen to find a gelato shop along the way, even better!
It took awhile to find our taxi, but eventually one pulled over for us. Barb and I had talked about possibly doing a hop on/hop off bus but we decided we didn’t want to do it. I can’t remember why. Another option we talked about was paying someone to drive us around to see the city. So Barb asked the cab driver how much it would be to drive us around for an hour. He said 60 euro and a deal was done. We just wanted to see everything without having to fight thru the masses and our driver Luca was sweet enough to pull over so that I could take photos. Running in and out of the cab to take photos doesn’t make for the most ideal pics, since he pulled over illegally a lot of the times but it was fun to see everything. We didn’t hit Trevi fountain but there’s only so much you can do in an hour.
The Circus Maximus used to be where they hosted chariot races.
Here is our cab driver Luca. He might have had a crush on me. It was a little weird when he tried to hold my hand and he was disappointed when I moved to the back seat with Barb but I thought that would be easier than rejecting him. Plus, I wanted the rest of our tour. He was a really sweet guy tho and drove us around for 90 minutes instead of an hour. If anyone wants his contact information for your own personal tour, let me know.
It was tough narrowing down the photos. I know this is a photo heavy post but wanted to give you a feel for what it was like to spend the day wandering in Rome. Luca took us up to look at the skyline of Rome. There are over 900 churches in Rome, the majority of them Roman Catholic. My response, “there are a lot of sinners in Rome.”
And yes, I know you’re dying to know, I did get my gelato fix for the day.