Our last day in Rome—
Ciao Campo de Fiori with all your beautiful fragrant flowers
and your fresh colorful produce.
Arrivederci Borghese Gallery with your canvases of Caravaggio, Raphael, Corregio, Titian, and Bernini statues that live and breathe and move and struggle.
Ciao Borghese Villa with your lovely gardens.
Arrivederci masterpieces and street art.
Ciao obelisks spiking to the sky.
Arrivederci Victor Emmanuel Monument, old friend and guide.
Ciao vino, the perfect complement to perfect meals.
We’re going home.
Photos by Christine M. Grote and Mark Joseph Grote
Copyright © 2011 by Christine M. Grote
See more links to posts about Italy on my “Places I’ve Been” page.
10 thoughts on “Arrivederci Roma”
Viva Roma. Beautiful photo’s.
I’ve loved all of your posts about Rome, but I have to say this is my favorite. The color and beauty of the simple things you will remember are just spectacular. Thank you for sharing.
I agree with Lisa and second everything she said.
Ancient Rome and its ruins are interesting . . . but these photos are vibrant and alive.
My favorite city! Is that your doggie?
I had one that looked just like that.
Did you take him/her to Rome or just meet up with a willing model? Adorable.
Great photos and nice post!
No, sadly Arthur stayed home. Just a willing model.
Doesn’t seem like any picture of Rome could turn out badly. I think your photos prove it. Thanks for sharing. Great reminders of my family’s visit a couple of years ago. Looking at your pics, it seems just like yesterday.:)
Beautiful pictures, the last day in Europe is always a sad day.
Thank you so much for taking us on your journeys…so beautiful both your photos and you for sharing.:)