Arrivederci Roma

Our last day in Rome—

Open air market in the morning at Campo de Fiori

Ciao Campo de Fiori with all your beautiful fragrant flowers

Fresh produce at Campo de Fiori morning market

and your fresh colorful produce.

Borghese gallery

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.

Victor Emmanuel Monument

Arrivederci Victor Emmanuel Monument, old friend and guide.

Ciao vino, the perfect complement to perfect meals.

A view of St. Peter's Basilica

Arrivederci Roma.

Arrivederci Italia.

We’re going home.

With a nod to my co-photographer who was singing in the rain.

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”

  1. 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.

    1. I agree with Lisa and second everything she said.

      Ancient Rome and its ruins are interesting . . . but these photos are vibrant and alive.

      Viva L’Italia!

  2. 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!

  3. 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.:)


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