Night in Rome's Centro Storico
The Eternal City has been a favorite destination of ours. We have been here three times in the last six years and we always seem to find something new. Wandering the streets of the Centro Storico at night can sometimes have the effect of taking you back several hundred years, when Rome was a different city without cars or electricity. This photo was taken on one such night. While these moments are brief and fleeting, the magic tends to linger as the avenues and streets open up into marvelous squares with fountains, brick walkways, junk souvenir shops, and gelato parlors. Every time I've visited Rome's historic center, I have gotten the sense that others might be looking for the same thing: to capture the spirit and nostalgia of ancient Rome while at the same time looking to indulge in the myriad of flavors that Rome's streets offer. This is the best place to savor bucatini all'amatriciana with a good bottle of red wine, hopefully on a street-facing table so you can people watch and imagine yourself in a time long gone.
By Joseph Smith
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