"An expatriot in Rome" Rome Favorite Tip by Pawtuxet
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Favorite thing: Marianne's cousin lives in Rome now. She left the United States many, many years ago to take a job in Rome. She loved it so, that she has made it her permanent home. She enjoyed hearing about a variety of things happening in the states....NYC was her home when she was young. She lives in a quiet neighborhood outside the city's center. We travelled by bus to find her and enjoyed a lovely lunch in her apartment.
There are wonderful courtyards filled with gardens behind the buildings, and convenient little shops close by. We walked around the block and enjoyed some of the ordinary daily life of the residents there.
I have read about VTers who have done as Marianne's cousin, and fallen in love with a city or country to adopt it as their own. It's a curious thing how a place 3,000 miles from where you grew up can sometimes overwhelm you so much as to make you want to stay forever. Is it in the water? Or are there special vibrations?
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