This is the view from the studio – a peaceful place to sit a while.

View from my studio

One Comment on “This is the view from the studio – a peaceful place to sit a while.”

  1. dearest Gill!! How wonderful for you and it all looks and sounds totally FAB! are you available to Skype tomorow Sunday Oct 5?? We are in Bovina.
    sending lots of love, and also a list of Roma favorites below, some you may know –Joy, xx
    Here are a few favorite places and restaurants to go to in Rome:
    Near the ancient section of Rome, Campo di Fiore, where there is a fantastic outdoor food market or mercato —
    every morning and at night lots of cafes, places to get gelato and nightlife are two great restaurants:
    Trattoria Settimio: Via del Pellegrino 117, 00186 Rome, Italy. +39 (0)6 68801976
    It’s family run, no menu, each evening’s meal is set by the chef/la madre. Mostly locals go there. It’s delicious &
    you need to make a reservation.

    Roscioli: via dei Giubbonari 21-22, 00186 Rome, Italy. +39 066875287. Need reservation– Absolutely delicious.
    They also have a Salumelra at the front of the restaurant that sells all kinds of fabulous cheese, meats, olive oil,
    olives, bread & tons more.

    Villa Borghese: Gardens, Gallery and Museum: overwhelmingly beautiful! incredible Bernini sculpture: Apollo & Daphne amongst the many things to see.
    Piazzale del Museo Borghese, 5 00197 ROMA
    Information and tickets: Need to purchase timed tickets beforehand. By tel. +39 06 32810
    Or book online:

    Galleria Doria Pamphilj: beautiful art collection housed in the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj–the family still lives there. It’s situated between the Via del Corso and Via della Gatta. The principal entrance is on the Via del Corso.
    Via del Corso, 305, Rome , +39 06 679 7323. Hours: Monday hours 9:00 am–7:00 pm.

    Basilica di Santa Maria del Popolo: small & intimate–my favorite church–and I’m not into many! Located on the north side of Piazza del Popolo, it has two, must see in the flesh, beautiful Caravaggio’s: Crucifixion of Saint Peter & the Conversion of Saint Paul. It’s also a lovely place to cool off if it’s hot and/ or just to sit & day dream.

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