Romeh

One of the big differences between northern and southern Italy is the pronunciation of the English language. And nowhere is it as distinct as in Romeh; that’s how Romans pronounce Rome in English.  I love it; it is so dramatic…like all of Rome itself.

The last time I was in Rome was 30 years ago to buy both Valentino and Fendi. I never had any time to spend at Rome’s amazing historical sites because fashion weeks in Paris and London would take me straight away.

So, the last few days I have made up some of my lack of knowledge of this glorious city and accompanying me have been my daughter Sloane, and my big sister and BSAB (BuDhaGirl Scientific Advisory Board) member Dr. Rosa Rivas. Rosita, as she is known to all, is an expert on Rome.

We tackled the Vatican…

Jessica and Sloane at St. Peter's

Jessica and Sloane at St. Peter's

Ceiling at St. Peter's

Ceiling at St. Peter's

Acorn at the Belvedere

Acorn at the Belvedere

Sloane meets Apollo at the Belvedere

Sloane meets Apollo at the Belvedere

Plaza Navonna - Lion sculptural detail by Bernini

Plaza Navonna - Lion sculptural detail by Bernini

Fontana de Trevi

Fontana de Trevi

Then off to the ancient monuments:

The Coliseum

The Coliseum

The Forum

The Forum

Beautiful ruins at the Forum

Beautiful ruins at the Forum

Life at the Forum

Life at the Forum

In the overwhelming scale of all these historical behemoths what caught my attention many times were the tiny things growing amongst the ruins. Life always looks for ways to renew itself.

I wonder what all the Caesars and Popes would say about Romeh today….

Ciao & abbracci

Jessica

PS…We did visit the Sistine Chapel, but that’s a story for another day.

Posted on June 22, 2016 and filed under Jessica Jesse, Travel, Lifestyle, Style.