|Il Colosseo - the world famous Colosseum, Rome, Italy|
|Fontana di Trevi - Trevi Fountain|
|Foro Romano - The Roman Forum|
|Basilica di San Pietro - St Peter's Basilica after midnight mass on Christmas Eve|
|Rainbow Christmas lights on Via del Corso|
We chose two weeks in Rome because it met the important criteria of delicious food and a mild European winter, and it was well suited to our random exploration style in getting to know a city.
|Modern and old blend together at the Vatican Museum|
|Knife-cut "Prosciutti" (Parma ham)|
|Pizza by weight from Pizzarium|
In Italy, ordering anything but an espresso after 11am is a big no no. It's pretty hard to get a bad coffee in Italy but the ordering system baffles me. In some instances I had to pre-pay for my coffee before ordering at the bar. Other times, I got the 'chill out, have a coffee first' look. The only thing I know for sure is that coffee always costs more if you sit down at a table.
|The sights of Rome on sugar sachets|
|Sunset over the Tiber River|
More postcards from Rome to come.