For our stay in Rome, I found a nice looking apartment on Airbnb in the neighborhood near Piazza Navona that we had stayed previously. I love this neighborhood with its charming apartments, cafes, boutiques, thrift stores and fun night life around Piazza Navona.
We had to walk quite a ways from where we picked up our keys to the apartment with our luggage, and it was SOO hot in July! I thought Wally was going to cry with joy when he realized the bedroom on the top floor had air conditioning. Glory hallelujah! The apartment was on two levels with the kitchen and a little dining area on the first, and a large open bedroom and sitting area with French doors to a balcony on top. I loved all the antique furniture pieces and accents throughout the apartment!
The view from our balcony…After freshening up, it was time to shake off the drive from Montepulciano and get out and walk. Our cab driver had suggested dinner at Popi Popi in Trastevere, so we started in Piazza Navona and meandered our way along the Tiber River. I love the Castel Sant Angelo (the round building), and we will be visiting it on our stay this time.
We crossed the bridge into Trastevere and wandered through the neighborhood, enjoying people watching in the late afternoon. One of the things I’ve always loved in Italy is the musicians playing on the piazzas creating such an inviting atmosphere. Lots of locals and tourists about in Trastevere!
We found Popi Popi and after our walk, we were starved! We chose a little table outside and placed our order.
Some wine, pizza, pasta and espresso… Ahhh, Italy!
Time to walk it off on the way back to the apartment.
More Rome to come…