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Tuesday, 14 January 2014

TRAVEL: Rome 2013-2014

How do you like the new Pope? "....siamo contenti [we are content].

White Lights garlanded narrow streets from wall to wall. The Corso had waves of rainbow lights extending its full length of 3 miles or more.  Hordes of Romans, mainly from the suburbs [hardly any tourists], mostly dressed in black, sat on the Spanish Steps and promenaded down Via Condotti, the Corso - a constant stream going to the Piazza Navona, invaded by booths of a Christmas fair - the Bernini fountains swamped.  Friendly, happy throngs exuding bonhomie. Italy in crisis - applying new taxes - but nothing seems to dampen the Italian love of life.


1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this lovely post John. I have just been invited to Roome for a week and so armed with this post and my host's agenda, I will have a wonderful week! With best wishes, Sally..
    who used to make your lampshades!