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…
Then off to the ancient monuments:
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
PS…We did visit the Sistine Chapel, but that’s a story for another day.