Week 1.5: Rome & Florence

 

We had such a good time at the Lake Cottage this week!    It was hot!    The temperatures were in the high 90’s, but I still like summer much better than winter.  At least we’re getting summer showers, along with the heat, which always makes it more comfortable.  I must say, while we were in Rome last month, the weather was perfect.

I thought I would share a few pictures with you from our trip to Rome and Florence. We stayed at the beautiful, 4 Star, 1865  Hotel Quirinale.     The location was perfect, especially if you like to shop, and of course we liked to shop!   There were cafe's on every street, and we were within walking distance of Trevor fountain, the Spanish Steps and Coliseum.

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We had breakfast in the garden each morning, while listening to the birds singing and the sound of trickling water from the fountain.

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Check out this beautiful clock!

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Our second day we toured the coliseum.  It literally was like stepping back into history!

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Entrance into the arena was a vow to death! “Hail, Caesar, those about to die salute you”!

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It held 50,000 spectators.

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Down the Spanish steps to the PRADA store!

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Fresh roasted chestnuts!

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  St. Paul’s Basilica was amazing!

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   We stopped at Michelangelo's Panoramic View on our way to Florence. The view’s were breathtaking!

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Artists and souvenirs were everywhere.

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This is a replica of David, but we actually saw the real statue of David.    It was remarkable to actually see Michelangelo’s  masterpiece. 

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   This beautiful old church is one of the oldest in Florence.

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We loved Italy!   The people, the food were all delightful and I’m so glad we had a chance to visit! 

I hope you enjoyed this quick tour of Rome and Florence.

Thank you for stopping by, stay cool and have a great weekend!  Our next stop…. Auty, France.

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15 comments:

Entertaining Women said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

So many memories came flooding back. I still haven't posted my Rome pictures. I'll have a lull in tablescapes at some point and get them up. Did you mean panoramic view instead of Panasonic view...or maybe there's something I'm missing? Thanks for sharing the amazing pictures. Cherry Kay

Melanie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Gorgeous photos; I would love to go to Italy some day! Thanks for sharing. I'll armchair travel through you for now. ;-)

Red Rose Alley said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hello,
I visited your blog today. I love your Italy pictures! My daughter, Jess, went to Florence and Rome a couple of years ago. She had a fabulous time and brought me back some rosary beads from the Vatican in Rome. Me and my daughters just started a new blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. I would enjoy coming back to visit with you and seeing all your gorgeous travel pictures. Hope to hear from you, and have a sweet day.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

black eyed susans kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Beautiful photos...now I really want to go there myself! The ruins are amazing and the street life is so energetic...just fabulous!

Barbara F. said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What beautiful photos, Mary. I want to go back to Italy again. This is my first visit to your blog, and I am visiting from Outdoor Wednesday. I'll be back. xo,

Linda said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks for taking us on such a great tour...I felt like I was right there with you!

Light and Voices said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I really enjoyed your cyber tour of Italy.
Joyce M

Honey at 2805 said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I so enjoyed your pictures of Rome and Florence. They are both such beautiful cities. It's been a few years since we visited and I keep telling Hubby that we must go back now that I have a better camera!

So happy you came by and I am happily following you!

mississippi artist said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Beautiful photo tour-thanks for sharing. The churchs and buildings are just beautiful.

Janet said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

your photos are great. I have also had the pleasure of visiting these Italian cities. Just loved everything!!!

Meggan from Lila Grace Accessories said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What beautiful pictures!! I love Italy and your pictures took me back! Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog :)

Gypsy Heart said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Absolutely breathtaking photos! Italy is on my Bucket List ~ can't wait to go. Thanks so much for sharing this glorious adventure with all of us!

xo
Pat

rosesandgargoyles said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Just beautiful.
Jeanni

KATHY said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your photos are gorgeous!! I would love to go there. What a dream vacation.

Kathy

My Little Home and Garden said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I spent a few days in Florence on my own last November, before meeting up with friends (also travelling)in Rome. I loved Florence. LOVED.
-Karen

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