Since I started to write on my blog, I’ve been asked quite a while to write something about and post some pictures of my city. I did that already a couple of times, but strangely not as much as I thought I was going to do when I first started keeping my blog. Today though, I wanna do my duty as a supposedly travel blogger, who’s living in one of the most beautiful cities in the world (the most beautiful in my opinion, but I get you could think I might be biased). It’s today because once again someone asked me to post some pictures of my city. This time it happened to be my favorite New York Blogger, Lia (no offence to you other New Yorkers, I love you all but she happens to be half Italian, so…). So I thought it might be cool making a post out of my last Saturday visit to the city center to do shopping (I got a new pair of Nike Zoom Pegasus 32, which I intend to use to walk kilometers and kilometers this August during my next travel in the US).
First thing first, to get to the centre I need to take the metro. It’s about a 14 minute ride, 9 or 11 stops, depending on where I choose to get off. We just got 2 lines and I live very close to the Colli Albani stop. Saturday I got off at Flaminio, which is basically the stop closer to Piazza Del Popolo. While I was heading to the Nike Store, I decided it would have been worth to climb the Pincio hill to get the view. The result is the picture on my header.
Once I got down, I headed to the Nike Store, which is right in Via Del Corso. Then, since it was time for me for a snack, I decided to go for a cupcake in one of the sadly few American bakeries we have. To do that I needed to reach another part of the city center, closer to Piazza Navona. I didn’t pass across the square though, but I took a picture from outside.
After my cupcake and a coffee, I walked to get back to the metro station, which this time I took in Piazza Di Spagna, and that was pretty much it. I just need to add that while I was at it, I got inside two of the three churches that display Caravaggio paintings here in Rome. I mean, they were right on my route, so like every time I pass by, I entered to get a quick look. I hope you’ll enjoy my pictures, even though I think they’re not going to make you feel that sensation that still amazes me everytime I walk in Rome. That’s why I know I’m lucky.
* If you wanna read more posts about Rome, here’s the list of the posts I wrote.