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Yes, I am back. Once again here I am in bella Italia.

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Entrance to our apartment building

Entrance to our apartment building

We flew in this morning from Australia. We arrived early and were picked up by our driver who brought us to our apt here in Via dei Banchi Vecchi near the Piazza Navonna.


The reason we chose this particular apartment is for its great location. We are only 5 minutes walk to Campo de Fiori, less than 10 mins walk to Piazza Navonna, 20 minutes to the Vatican City, Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps.


Piazza Navonna


Trevi Fountain


Spanish Steps

After a cuppa, showers and a chat we headed off on foot to explore our neighbourhood

The weather was absolutely perfect. It was a clear blue sky on a summer’s day. We were prepared for cold weather so we were very pleasantly surprised with the lovely weather.

We wandered through gorgeous little cobble stone streets and past many adorable little shops.


First stop, Campo de Fiori.

We stopped at a fabulous restaurant at the Campo de Fiori Piazza and had our first meal and glass of wine in Italy. Pizza. Yum. No one makes pizza like the Italians.


We sat at our outside table and people watched, which is one of my favourite pastimes, particularly in Italy. Of course it is easy to identify the locals and the tourists.

We explored the wonderful Campo de Fiori markets and took lots of photos. We bought fresh produce to make a salad for dinner. We knew that we would be too tired to go out to dinner.


In our neighbourhood, there are so many interesting little shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and bakeries.

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Right next door to our apartment building is a gelataria which makes me happy. This is just one of my many weaknesses when I am in Italy.


There is so much more to see and do in this fabulous city – tomorrow is another day