The blog went quiet over the last few days and the reason was that I went with my family for a short break in Rome. Very hot, and apart from the huge distances walked very relaxing. We had some fine meals, most notably as guests of Dana and Alex at The Library very near Piazza Navona yet amazingly far away from the crowds and the hawkers. We wholeheartedly recommend the ambiance and, if you mention my blog, Dana will be pleased to bring you a complimentary glass of Prosecco on arrival.
As you'll see from the photos, we covered a lot of ground in a long weekend and I now want to go back for a longer, more relaxed break. One more thing - anyone know the story of the pillars in the picture above? They are opposite the Colosseum on the edge of the Forum. They appear to be translucent and I'm guessing they are part of an art installation.