Listening to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eKnU2lQY5s
Reading: not as much as I'd like
Watching: my Rome photos
Playing: the angel :)
Rome was so unexpected. While there I kind of thought it was a bit overrated: somehow I expected for the Sistine Chapel to blow me away....I thought that Fontana Di Trevi will leave me breathless...that the columns, architecture, steps and coffee shops would make my departure a tragedy.
It was only on the last evening, enjoying one of the best evenings at trattoria Primo Sale, when I figured it all out. Rome did not reach my expectations. It blew me away in such a way that it took me 4 days to come to my senses and realize it. It was glorious. The women, men, kids, lovers, cars, mopeds, motorcycles, buildings, food and coffee were....a dream came true...I finally realized that it was more that I could have ever expected and I so did not wanted for my trip to end.
Ehhh...long story short: Italians do have the most beautiful women I have ever seen or, at least, the most stylish, fresh and charming donne. They have the most exquisite taste when it comes to fashion, cars and accessories. They have those gorgeous vintage Vespa's, Lambretta's and, of course, one of the most sexy mini cars (apart from Mini Morris) : Fiat 500.
And, to end this, one of the quotes that kept running through my head for my entire stay was: "Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in."
P.S.: Aside from all the usual places people go when in Rome you should also check: On The Rox Testaccio (pub located at Via Galvani 54, Testaccio) and Primo Sale (22 Circonvallazione Clodia, Rome, 00195). Also, if you make way, you should look up a small restaurant on Via dei Georgofili which is close to the Aran Mantegna Hotel: it is a superb mix of exquisite food and homely feeling that I think you can hardly get anywhere.
Ohhh....and thy the Syrah wine (a beautiful Sardinia wine).