Four Days in Rome

Visit to Rome : Playful Cooking

When we landed in Rome after spending 4 days in Paris, it felt like home! We are not Italians and never been to Italy before but there was this warmth, an unexplainable weird feeling going on inside us. We both said (almost at the same time) ‘we will so love it here’ and then he nodded when I said, ‘it feels like home’.

 

I grew up eating Indian and Indo-Chinese food. I used to apply olive oil on my face instead of pouring it on food and the first pasta I ever made had nothing al dente about the penne I used. In short, I knew nothing about Italian food until not so long ago and yet, there was this extreme contentment that I felt when we reached there.

 

It was like I could live there forever!

 

Visit to Rome : Sunshine and Smile

 

Visit to Rome : Sunshine and Smile

 

Visit to Rome : Sunshine and Smile

 

Visit to Rome : Sunshine and Smile

 

Visit to Rome : Sunshine and Smile

 

I am sure there are many of you who might feel the same about Italy and find a similar love for Italian food. Today, I not talking Italian food but sharing with you some of the snapshots from the trip we took during Thanksgiving, last year. It’s been a while and I should have shared the photos earlier but you all know how year-end always turns out to be!

We were there for four days and had planned to visit spots like Vatican City, Fontana di Trevi, Spanish Steps and of course, Colosseum. But we ended up seeing much more than that as we walked by from one destination to another, except for Vatican City, which we travelled by the local metro.

 

Visit to Rome : Sunshine and Smile

 

Visit to Rome : Sunshine and Smile

 

Visit to Rome : Sunshine and Smile

 

Visit to Rome : Sunshine and Smile

 

Visit to Rome : Sunshine and Smile

 

Visit to Rome : Sunshine and Smile

 

Visit to Rome : Sunshine and Smile

 

Visit to Rome : Sunshine and Smile

 

Visit to Rome : Sunshine and Smile

 

Visit to Rome : Sunshine and Smile

 

Visit to Rome : Sunshine and Smile

 

Visit to Rome : Sunshine and Smile

 

Visit to Rome : Sunshine and Smile

 

Visit to Rome : Sunshine and Smile

 

Visit to Rome : Sunshine and Smile

 

Visit to Rome : Sunshine and Smile

 

Visit to Rome : Sunshine and Smile

 

Visit to Rome : Sunshine and Smile

 

Rome would probably be the only city that we saw on foot, walking non-stop from morning to night, stopping by the cafes, several museums and churches, absorbing whatever this city had to offer us.

On the last day, we was really sad and wished we could stay here, wished we could seen more of Italy, visited local vineyards, ate more of those local oh-so-delicious Italian food and walked more cobbled streets.

 

Visit to Rome : Sunshine and Smile

 

Visit to Rome : Sunshine and Smile

 

 

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  • Rosa
    January 18, 2013 at 5:02 PM

    Wonderful pictures! Thanks for making me dream…

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  • Vijitha Shyam
    January 18, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    Awesome pictures. I was waiting for these. Finally madam had the time to post it 😉

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    January 18, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    Beautiful photos! I’m in the process of editing mine…Rome is so photogenic! 🙂

    • Kankana
      January 19, 2013 at 9:58 AM

      Oh share soon! I loved the place, the people and everything about Rome. 🙂

  • Nicole
    January 18, 2013 at 5:46 PM

    I know what you mean. I had never had any desire to visit Italy, but an opportunity came up last fall and I found myself there for 10 days, 4 of them in Rome. I fell in love with the people, and especially loved how walkable Rome was. I have no doubt that I will be visiting again soon.
    Your pictures have made me hope that will be soon…

  • Ira Rodrigues
    January 18, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Beautiful Pictures Kan, you have great ayes to do travel photography.

  • Rose Magpies Recipe
    January 18, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    Wow K! Even Rome cannot be as beautiful as you make it! HOW do you suspend water like that? Magic!

  • Radhika Vasanth
    January 18, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    I forgot to breath for a moment. Absolutely gorgeous!!!

  • Deepa
    January 18, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    Those scooters caught my eye !! Are they for rent purpose? My sister went mad over the beauty ..You eye for picking up details made Rome more magical place

  • Ella-HomeCookingAdv
    January 18, 2013 at 11:32 PM

    These photos are lovely:) I love Italy too, love returning there, I had the chance to visit places in Italy for more than 6 times, every time we had a great time. We didn’t get yet to Rome but this is our next goal:) I am glad you had a beautiful time. Which is your next location you will visit in Europe:)

    • Kankana
      January 19, 2013 at 9:59 AM

      I wish we had more time in hand to travel other places in Europe 🙂 It was a short trip and we visited only Paris and Rome!

  • Sarvani
    January 19, 2013 at 12:18 AM

    Oh.. Italy has been on the travel wish list forever!! lucky you!! Couldnt help giggling and nodding when you write, “the first pasta I ever made had nothing al dente about the penne I used”.. :))

  • Reem
    January 19, 2013 at 6:47 AM

    Beautiful as always! !!traveled through the eyes of your camera…
    Breathtaking Gorgeous.
    B/w those scooters are sooo fun

  • Vishakha
    January 19, 2013 at 6:49 AM

    Gorgeous pics! Have seen it a couple of times since morning and would love to see Rome for myself now!

  • Erin Hess
    January 19, 2013 at 7:13 AM

    Beautiful pictures as always! Thank you for sharing.

  • Debbie
    January 19, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    Your photos are amazing! I’ve been to Italy but my pictures somehow do not look the same. 🙂 I especially love the ones you took at the fountain. The drops of water are awesome. Great photographer you are! Now I long to return with my camera.

  • Eha
    January 19, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    You have an amazing eye for design! I have been lucky enough to visit Italy and Rome many times, but you make all the familiar spots look delightfully different. My favourite just has to be the Trinita dei Monti church atop the Spanish Steps and in sunshine: our home away from home, the Villa Hassler is just to the right of it 😀 ! Thanks for a Sunday am journey!!

  • Marco Fiori
    January 20, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Incredible photos! I love Rome and I’m glad you did as well!

  • Nami | JOC
    January 20, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! I enjoyed the pictures and your stories so much…and I feel like I just traveled to Rome….

  • indugetscooking
    January 20, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    Awesome! Enjoyed the pics…

  • Lail| With A Spin
    January 21, 2013 at 2:08 AM

    Wonderdul pictures. We are deciding on our trips this year and Rome was on top of the list but reconsidering given the fact Rome will require a lot of walking. Not so sure how that would go with a toddler.
    Your pictures are giving me a second thought on Rome.

  • wok with ray
    January 21, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    Beautiful photos as always. Like what Nami says, it feels like you just traveled to Rome. Thank you, Kankana and have a good week! 🙂

  • Colette @ JFF!
    January 21, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    Ah, Bella Roma, home of the gelato. YUM

  • Aunt Clara
    January 22, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    Ten years ago my husband and I spent over a month in Italy. It was more than we expected. I loved every minute of it, warts and all. There are so many other places I want to visit, and we never go twice to the same country (unless to visit family) that I don’t know when I’ll be back, but I have to say I ache to do it.

    I love your pictures. I brought a digital camera in my trip, but they were so basic then that my pictures look nothing like it.

  • nipponnin
    January 22, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    I’m so jealous. You’re so lucky! Those photos are fantastico! You’re so talented.

  • Pia
    January 25, 2013 at 5:53 AM

    oh gosh! beautiful, beautiful! you’ve captured the golden roman light so perfectly. the photographs will stay with me for a while, kankana.

  • Sharmistha
    January 26, 2013 at 12:20 AM

    Beautiful pictures! What is the place with the winding staircase?

    • Kankana
      January 26, 2013 at 10:19 AM

      Thanks you 🙂 That’s inside Vatican City museum. It was the exit stair through the store.

  • goboroot
    February 3, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    What are amazing shots!!! Love them. You made me want to go to Italy this spring.

  • marla
    February 8, 2013 at 3:04 AM

    Such a stunning journey. Your photography is perfect! Happy I found your blog today 🙂

    • Kankana
      February 11, 2013 at 10:00 PM

      Thank you Marla, so much! I love your blog and the variety of things you share in it 🙂

  • IshitaUnblogged
    March 5, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    This beautiful post brought back a whole lot of Nostalgia of our Rome trip. Amazing, right – the quaintness and the charm, the liveliness and the decadence?

  • Raluca Marie Wolfski
    March 28, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    i have always postponed Rome because i have Paris waiting for me for so many years. but i’m pretty sure i would get along with its streets and probably the best time is in spring or autumn, when the weather is balanced.