Our first non hotel stay is Largo Domus Leopardi 12. It is a private apartment with a delightfully orange kitchen (I highly suspect an Ikea influence here) and a charming living area. It overlooks a common courtyard shared by apartment owners as well as nearby connected restaurants. Very comfortable and authentically decorated. Martina met us at the apartment to show us how things worked and where things were.
While out wandering a bit, Robyn spied a church at the end of the street, so we thought we should take a look – and I am thrilled that we did. Behold the Church of Saint Eusebio on the Esquiline Hill. I am certain that the photos do it no justice as it is a magnificent spectacle of architecture and spirituality.
(The photo on the left – second from the top – is actually of the ceiling)
Such a beautiful and serene place.
Architecture in Rome is a wonder to behold.
In ancient Rome, the domus (plural domūs, genitive domūs or domī) was the type of house occupied by the upper classes and some wealthy freedmen during the Republican and Imperial eras. It was found in almost all the major cities throughout the Roman territories.
It is not uncommon to see flower and plant shops along sidewalks and streets on almost every block of business areas. The congestion of people, cars, scooters and shops is the way of life in Rome. People seem to thrive here and I can certainly see why. There are so many treats to behold and conversations to witness – even if you cannot understand the words; you can certainly understand the sentiment. The people of Italy are expressive!
We walked around sight seeing on our way to dinner – where the locals go to eat – snapping a photo here or there. Just two Colorado girls taking in the sights. Enjoy our little photo exposé Italia style!