Rome is just wonderful. I love it. So much to see and do but also there is great pleasure in just being present here. The looking and listening and thinking.
What has been a surprise Is how much I have enjoyed staying by the station. I had thought it would be a bit rough and unpleasant. The reality has been quite different. I can get the metro easily and cheaply. I can also take a regional train out to other towns for day trips as easily.
Umbrian scenery from Orvieto.
So far I have set off for Orvieto, €7 there, €17 back for an hour and a bit trip each way. What a pretty town with a stunning duomo. I also went to Frascati for a day, €2 or so each way for a 30 minute ride. Great shops, delicious food.
An Autumn path to a Madonna in Frascati.
And then, I can be back in Rome for a passeggiata over sunset and be mesmerised by the starlings.