Beautiful post from http://www.elementsilove.com on Rome!
What a wonderful city to discover day and night, around every corner ancient Rome lies in waiting, ruins and columns more grandiose than the ones you just passed….but first things first.
Awake early to wander the streets before the Romans and the masses get going. We took our café standing at the bar with a croissant & mini crostada at the famous St Eustachia café. This traditional Roman café is tucked behind a small piazza near the Pantheon and was full of locals doing the school drop off with giggling children heading off to kindergarten. A quick cappacino and we pretty much had the Pantheon to ourselves when it opened at 8.30am.
We traversed the city through Piazza Navone and up and onwards to the Spanish steps, I had been here just a few years earlier and could barely see the steps for all the people…but it pays…
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