A Very Roman Christmas

Welcome to Rome, Gentle Reader! Cat and I scored two and a half weeks here with a four day side trip to Florence mostly thanks to Amy’s aunt Makiko and her family who found us a place to stay in Rome and fed us almost every meal. We’ve had an INCREDIBLE time with them and have been generally overwhelmed by their generosity.

They also loaded us up with books and movies so we were mentally prepared to enjoy Rome to the fullest. Some of these include:

Inferno by Dan Brown

Roman Daze by Bronté Dee Jackson

The Keys to Open 99 Secret Places in Rome by Costantino D’Orazio and D. Ohnheiser

La Dolce Vita directed by Fellini

Three Coins in a Fountain directed by Negulesco

I’ve been absorbing these along with three or four guidebooks on Rome and Florence. WE HAD TO BE PREPARED, OK?

The following photos are only from our first day here, and we’ve been here for two weeks now. Amy’s camera is on life support. Just prepare for more photos.


DSC_0093 DSC_0097 DSC_0103 DSC_0106 DSC_0107 DSC_0111 DSC_0112_2 DSC_0126 DSC_0129 DSC_0131 DSC_0132 DSC_0135 DSC_0138 DSC_0142 I mean look at how that guy was sitting on his Vespa.

DSC_0156 DSC_0151 DSC_0157I’m camera shy. It’s a miracle these were taken. Amy threatened me within an inch of my life. So here’s my best fake smile.
DSC_0158 Which quickly turned into my “I hate photos” face. DSC_0160 My annoyed “CAT, I AM DONE” face. DSC_0163I tried.

Isn’t Cat cute? More to come, friends! Thanks for reading.


Kate and Amy, SL

Song of the Day: Hey Brother, Pour the Wine | Dean Martin

Italian Phrase of the Day: Buona sera | Good evening


2 thoughts on “A Very Roman Christmas

  1. THIS is what social media was made for–so I can see Rome and Florence without the long plane ride! Seriously GORGEOUS photos (as usual). Can’t imagine how many scrapbooks you’ll fill when you’re done! Merry Christmas (it clearly was!) and Happy New Years to you both!

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