Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Project Life 2016 ~ May 23 to 25 (Rome)

Project Life 2016

May 23
We arrived at London Gatwick airport at 10:35 AM this morning, but we have a 6 hours lay over, sigh.... (NOTE to self - never do this route again, regardless how cheap the ticket is!)
We finally got to Rome at 10:10 PM, so tired, but at the same time, I am glad that Papi is finally home with DH. According to DH, Papi was SOOOOO happy to see DH, I bet he is saying to himself "going home finally!!!"
My trip to Rome with Clare and Dolce, partly is to send Dolce to school, she is doing her business program here in Rome, the study here is part of her Master degree that starts this summer.
I tried AirBnb last December when we visited San Francisco, I like the experience so I found Dario's apartment via AirBnb this time too.
We got to Dario's apartment after 11 PM, he was there waiting for us, gave us all the necessary information, it was helpful. The apartment is clean and nice, location is awesome, we have the view of St. Peter's Basilica right at the balcony.


the apartment is not very big, but it has everything we need....


Dario even leave some bread on the table for us...
 

there's a queen size bed for Clare and I...
 

Dolce will only be here for a night, she will be going to campus early tomorrow morning...
 


May 24
The next morning, we snap more pictures of the balcony...
 

and the amazing view of St. Peter's Basilica
 

Dairo's apartment is in a great neighborhood....



and it is only 10 minutes to the Vatican......


we walked by the bridge near Sant' Angelo Castle....


snapped a lot of picture including this funny one to send to DH....

 
our destination is Campo de' Fiori...
 

you know how I love market places.....



pretty pasta and yummy fruits.....
 

What can be more relaxing than sitting at sidewalk cafe, enjoying tea and breakfast....



after breakfast, we walked to Piazza Nanova...
 

and next is..... The Pantheon....
 

 and then Trevi Fountain....



by this time, my legs were so sore we had to take a cab to Colosseum.




this is not my first time to Rome but I still snapped a thousand pictures
 

The Rome Forum is just next to the Colosseum
 

after the Rome Forum, Clare and I had dinner at a nearby restaurant
 

and then back to the Colosseum for more photos
 

  we wanted to see Spanish Steps before we head back to the apartment



as we track back, we walked by Tiber River...



these little green book stand reminds me of the Bouquinisters by la Seine in Paris


well, I am walking in those shoes for nearly 12 hours today, I really need to sit down for a rest.



walking through the Vatican one more time... this time in the evening sun




May 25
We are catching a flight this afternoon to Venice, but we have the morning free, we thought we should go to the Vatican again to see if we can get ticket to Sistine Chapel, but....


look at the sea of people at 7:30 AM, oh... we learn that Papa Francisco is coming


since we can't get in, we walked towards the apartment, stop by a side walk cafe for breakfast
 

this dog keep coming to us for so head scratch...... Oh I miss my Papi!

For my July's DT project at Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style, we are using this sketch by Emma Pescott

  
This journal card will go into my ROME travel journal 
 
















Thanks for sticking with me till the end! : )

17 comments:

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow, these pages are uhhhmazing, Kirsty! Of course you had some beautiful scenery there in Rome! Love your photo collages, and I love the colors you used. And awesome stories to go with all your photos. Cannot believe all the places you managed to visit in such a short time. And walking in those heels? OMG!

riitta k said...

What a fantastic photo diary of Rome Kirsty! I enjoyed very much, great to see because I have not yet been in Rome. Happy end of July!

Stella said...

You did a wonderful job and your PL about your trip is stunning! Lots of wonderful photos and I love the storiers that goes along too. Wow!

Sue Lelli said...

OMGosh Kirsty I would be a cripple if I walked Rome in those shoe boots! We were in Rome last September and our hotel was one street over from that piazza! I LOVED all of your photos! I LOVED Rome! Great Project Life pages!

Greta said...

I can't imagine being in these incredible historical cities & just love seeing your pictures, Kirsty! Funny how puppy dogs know us dog people, huh?! The picture with you & Clare for the sketch is a treasure!

Adam said...

great photos of your travels

Tieva Design said...

Sooooooo many wondeful photos!!!
Thanks for sharing.
Gabi

Elborgi said...

I see you enjoyed Rome- my favorite town -like me! Wonderful pictures! and nice album! I love this town was there 10 times alltime 1 week! I love it!

Elma

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loving the photos and your pages! Looks like an amazing trip!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ros Crawford said...

I so enjoyed this post! All those amazing photos and seeing you and Clare ... I felt like I was really with you! Fabulous ... TFS!!

Diane Jaquay said...

WOW, wonderful photos, Kirsty! I dream of visiting Italy one day :)

Small Kucing said...

Wow...so lovely. Drooling at the strawberries. So scenic over there

Davi said...

Im truly in awe at all the places you visit Kirsty! It is so fun just seeing all the pics and very cool that you are documenting all of the trips :)

Andie Miller said...

How truly lovely. I feel like I went right along with you. The pages are fantastic, I just live your journaling. Thank you for sharing so much with us.

Sylvia said...

This is awesome, Kirsty, and a daughter going to grad school in Rose....what a fun experience! My goodness, your travels this summer make my head spin, but I enjoyed viewing these photo's. How wonderful a trip with your two daughters! Happy Friday!

Leigh Penner said...

Amazing photos and memories! Wonderful PL pages!

Denise van Deventer said...

Looooove your photo's and truly love your spreads! Life in Colour...what could be better!!! ;-)