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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Ciao Roma!

Hello dear friends.  We spent the weekend in the great state of Texas visiting our girls.  We left with wonderful memories and empty pockets.  Those girls sure know how to shop!  I took plenty of pics of our trip to the Big D that I will post later on in the week.

This is the second installment of our vacation.  If you are not bored to death by my vacation photos yet, and are interested in seeing Part 1, you can find it here.  My feelings won't be hurt if you move on.

Day 2, my boyfriend our driver, Vilio, picked us up bright and early.  We enjoyed a wonderful tour of Rome on our way to the boat.   

Evidently, a lot of Roma is still under construction.

This door leads to the headquarters of the Knights of Malta.

This little keyhole is probably the most well known keyhole in the world.  It was designed by Piranesi in 1765.

Tourists stop by all day to peer through the keyhole and see a garden path that ends with hedges framing the dome of St. Peter's in the distance.

No one knows whether is was a beautifully planned peep show or a fortunate coincidence.

I'm thinking of using this pic on our Christmas card this year.
That'll keep the Mister in line.

If you are going to Rome and need a great driver/tour guide/boyfriend, I would be happy to share Vilio's info.  Don't tell the Mister that I have his cell number.

All Aboard!!

Until next time...

Preppy Empty Nester
Preppy Empty Nester

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  1. Your pictures are fabulous. And that keyhole! If I ever get back to Rome I am going in search of it.

  2. Looks like Christmas came early for you!

  3. Absolutely fabulous photos....the tour guide is a real cutie.

  4. I love your pictures. Wasn't Rome just beautiful? I missed that keyhole. If I ever get back, I'll have to find it.

  5. Forget Rome.....YOU WERE IN DALLAS AND DIDN'T TELL ME!!!! I am only 2 1/2 hrs away and would have jumped in the car to get over there to finally meet you!!!! If only for vino......I know, I know how those trips go. Too much to do with so little time. But seriously?? If you ever come back, we must meet. We must!
    And just kidding about forgetting Rome. Who could? I have Italy in my blood and would live there in a heartbeat. My last trip over, I spent 8 weeks backpacing across the country. Trip of a lifetime, I tell ya!!

  6. So fun......I loved getting to see all of your highlights looks and sounds like one amazing trip!
    PS Look forward to that Christmas card with you and Vilio!!

  7. I've been away from the computer, so I went back and read your first part of the Rome travels. I haven't traveled much, but I have been to Italy and can say Rome is a magical place. So beautiful, and it makes the USA seem so young! Love your photos and your guide! We're planning a return, so I may need his # - you know, just in case!

  8. I have never heard of that peephole! Your photos capture it beautifully! How hilarious it would be if you sent the holiday card of you and Vilio with no explanation. I'm glad you had a fun time in Texas - can't wait to see the pictures!

  9. GIVE IT TO ME!THE NUMBER..........
    NOW where is that key hole?VIA GUILIA???
    MY ITALIAN husbands GRANDFATHER was a KNIGHT of MALTA...............

  10. I missed that keyhole when I was in Rome last year. My driver must not have been as good as yours! I'm headed back to Italy in September and will definitely put that on my list!

  11. 'Evidently, a lot of Roma is still under construction.'... hahaha, you just made my day!
    Thank you for that, I can't stop laughing!

    1. Thanks, Anonymous. You made my day with your comment!

  12. I have been to Italy many times and I love it more and more each time. I think it is a place that you can always discover new things. Your trips looks fabulous and your photos are stunning. By the way, I say go for it with the Christmas card! I love that photo.


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