Arrivederci Roma!

We arrived in the US from Rome last night, and before this day of catchup gets into high gear, here are a few shots from the last couple days of our trip.  We tried something different this visit, and stayed at a hotel overlooking the city, which was a slam-dunk, major highlight:

My ongoing search on menus in the US for fresh calamari that isn’t fried is not an issue in Italy!  And the scampi is an added bonus!


Thanks to a very reliable source :), we enjoyed what are considered to be top venues for coffee (cappuccino at Caffe Sant Eustachio) and granitas (a semi-frozen desert a bit like sorbet, at Creameria Monteverde), both near the Pantheon:

I can never, ever get too much pietra dura!  So going into churches in Rome are just incredible, I am in awe of the level of craftsmanship and attention to detail.  The work in marble is truly magical: