Home again, home again, jiggety jig

Writing in Piazza Vittorio Emmanuele

Hard as it was, I left Rome yesterday and am home in lovely Toronto.

I made my coffee extra strong this morning and pretended it was a heavenly cappuccino from Venti 10 where I spent my mornings for the last week.

So how was it you ask? Heavenly. Just perfect.

I walked, ate well, drank wine, laughed, shopped, hitched rides on scooters with friendly Italians, saw everything I wanted to see, and yes friends, I wrote quite a lot. It is a lot easier to imagine dialogue in a different language when you are in the country you are writing about, so I think Portia’s scenes here have benefited from my immersion.

Rome is a beautiful city, and I can’t wait to go back, but Florence remains my favorite city in the world, and I maintain, 10 years after first walking her cobbled streets, if I get to pick the place where I will spend my last days on this earth, it will be Florence.

That is all friends, catching up on your blogs later tonight to see what I missed in the last week!

 

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5 thoughts on “Home again, home again, jiggety jig

  1. used to live in rome when i was a kid. rediscovered it a few years ago, walking around the old city. eating and drinking. glad you had a perfect week there.

  2. Ahhhh coffee in Rome. Hello.
    Sounds amazing the time you had there! Toronto’s aite too 😉
    Thanks so much for stopping by my neck of the woods! I love seeing new faces 😀
    Have an awesome weekend, the weather is amazing!!

  3. I agree – Firenze, Florence or whatever else you might want to call it, is also my favourite. A city steeped in history, laden with atmosphere, the birthplace of the Renaissance, with it’s beautiful ochre buildings – I could stroll it’s streets and alleys forever. And I don’t even like cities.

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