Tuesday, November 9, 2010

When in Rome

Do as the Romans do!...Relish the eternal sites...
Colosseum
Forum
{Where Marc Antony cried: Friends, Romans...lend me your ears}

Savor modern wonders...
Vatican City
Spanish Steps
Remember Audrey Hepburn on the Spanish Steps in Roman Holiday?

Enjoy Rome's many fountains...
Trevi Fountain
 Charming Turtle Fountain (a fave :))

Soak in the peace of the Aventine Hill...
St. Peter's through the Knights of Malta keyhole, Aventine Hill

And if Romantic poets are your thing...
Cemetery where Keats and Shelley are buried
Keats gravestone

Last but not least...
Do marvel at the ancient Roman table - could you also eat mice (a delicacy) or a prized seasoning called garum? Recipe for garum:
"Place in a vessel all the insides of fish, both large fish and small. Salt them well. Expose them to the air until they are completely putrid. In a short time a liquid is produced. Drain this off."
"This" is precious garum! Haha, do not try this at home!

P.S. A friend (who studies the ancient world) was not even fazed by garum, saying "it sounds like anchovy paste, actually."

(Recipe for garum is from MFK Fisher's Serve it Forth. Images via Wired Destinations, Europe Travel, VonEurope, Travel in Rome Italy, Finding My People, Top Things Europe, Vraatja at Waymarking, ElectricBaby81 at TripAdvisor, Feel Home in Rome, eternallycool, Tom Clark and Rodriguez PBWorks.)

40 comments:

Signe said...

I need to get to Rome one day for sure! After being in Milan this autumn I only want to see more of Italy.
Have a fab Tuesday dear :)

kirstyb said...

love these pics - i want to go xxxx

Design Elements said...

wonderful pics of Rome! i want to go in April next year...

Bombay Beauty said...

wonderful reminder of such loveliness on a cold autumn day! was last there in june, and would love to go back soon... are you in london these days? i see 8 degrees C and light rain... makes me feel better about the weather here already! xo bb

Fashion Meets Food said...

Gosh Rome is absolutely gorgeous. I hate planes so I don`t see myself ever going to Rome. However it's gorgeous to look at in pictures.

xo

Nicole said...

These shots are just gorgeous! I've always wanted to see the ruins!

heather yalin said...

aww, thanks for the walk down memory lane! :) i want to do this again with my older, seasoned traveler's eyes (or actually just with my hubby and little one some day).

Krystal said...

Trevi fountain was my favorite - it was such a fun place to people watch :)

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

I've been to Italy so many times but have never made it to Rome, if you can believe! One day I'll make it there. And I heard that they now opened all of the tunnels underneath the colosseum!

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

There is something so amazing about being in a city where around every corner you bump into such history.

Diana Mieczan said...

I love Italy and Rome is one of my favourite places ever! Thank you for this amazing dream...I felt like im there reading your post!
Kisses, my dear

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Totally gorgeous images. I haven't been to Rome in more than 10 years, My Italian friend and I are thinking of starting a business though and I'll have to make visiting Rome a business excuse!

So jealous that you'll be near Target!

Fräulein Klein said...

I have to go to Rome!!!! Maybe next year! I love Italy and this images!!!!
Have a nice day,
Yvonne

Melissa Blake said...

Rome sounds so perfect right about now! xoxo

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Ahh beautiful! Remind sme that I need to visit!!

As for the food, I am not sure about garum, but if a mouse is cooked nicely, why not give it a try? ;) lol

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Oh man, I totally need to go to Rome.

lisa said...

What fantastic photographs of Italy!! I do so want to visit there someday. I love the archway. Just gorgeous!

Kristin Hjellegjerde said...

There is always a reason to go to Rome. Loving that city:)
Yes, I agree the Cindy Sherman picture is stunning!
Thank you Jude. Have a wonderful day!

Isabel said...

i would love to go to rome!

Annie said...

what a beautiful collection of images! love them :) I like sardines & anchovies, but I think I would have to pass on the garum... lol Have a great day Jude! xo

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Lovely post Jude!
I've been there, love to watch how the men dressed up so well!
ps: I shall have my dinner in Roman style tonight, looks so comfy indeed!
;)

Vicky K. said...

Rome is so awesome. I've already been there so many times!

Vicky
(new post: The Colours of Autumn & follow me)

TOPCOAT said...

oh my god, take me there now! xx

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ah, this makes me want to rent "Roman Holiday." Love it!! :)

Rachel at The Inspired House.org said...

I wanna go...NOW! Why must you post this to make me so jealous? :)

Ashley said...

Garum. Yuck!!! :)

Awe......Rome.......(sigh)

Wonderful images. Someday I'll b on those Spanish steps.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

I haven't been in Italy yet, but one day I WILL. A beautiful post, sweet Jude.
Love for a happy day! xxxx

this free bird said...

Whenever I see pictures of Rome my heart just aches...I visited so many years ago and would love to return.

Thank so much for sharing!
xo,
C

Hollie said...

I love the picture of vatican city from up above! One day I will make my way to Rome.

The Breakfast Lover said...

OH! Rome is so beautiful and so romantic!

Pippa said...

Thanks so much for commenting on my interview :) Glad you like it!
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Vinda Sonata said...

these pictures are in my dream. i really wanna see the forum, the colosseum, and other roman architectures. i wish i'd be able to go there soon.
thank you for sharing, jude:)

Kristin said...

This totally tops off my obsession with Rome!

Brandi said...

I think that's where I'm heading this summer. My boyfriend has family there and I can't wait to go. He promised to take me on a pizza/gelato tour of Rome (besides seeing the sights of course).

thelayeredpancake said...

i belong in rome, i just know it.

Lee Oliveira said...

I love Rome.. this place has it at all..shopping, food and love
LOx

Rachel Elizabeth said...

Rome is such an amazing city. Loving these pictures.

thingsIlove said...

I love Rome, it's such a beautiful city!

Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

Beautiful! Rome is on my list of places to visit!

Liesl :)

Monika Dubska said...

I took a train to Rome all on my own and never regretted doing so!
Best time of my life

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