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We strayed from our Campo dei Fiore market to seek out the Testaccio Market. It has moved from a covered stall environment to a new modern clean building. It proved to be a great day trip. Google maps gave us the correct bus line to make and after that is was a short walk.
This is a large comfortable space with many vendors, both food and clothing. We enjoyed looking and eating at the market.
Fresh seafood is abundant.
Fresh vegetables with very affordable prices.
My favorite porchetta! Delicious.
Tripe is a favorite of many people, ma non io.
Bring your own bottle, look at the prices. 2.40 E for a liter.
Arancini or supple are a favorite of mine.
We enjoyed lunch from this stall
It was a great lunch.
Clothing is also sold.
The market is well worth the visit. Lots has been written about it and there are no exaggerations. Enjoy the many markets of Rome. I am back in Florida and our weekend markets do not come close to the Rome markets.
Knowing that we would most likely be in an August heat wave, we have tried to stay close to the water.
Access to the beach is free, but if you wish the comforts on a lounge chair, and umbrella you must pay. In this case it was 25 euro for the day, and well worth it. Today we will bring an umbrella from our apartment and give it a try on the cheap side. Means no fresh water shower and sitting on the rocky shore on a borrowed towel. We will see. The water is so clear you can see the bottom in 6 ft depths. Fish swim by and not plastic or pollution is in evidence. A note about the beach lounge chairs. They are far superior to the ones found in the US. If you wish to lean back, there is a line with a hook that releases the chair to find a comfortable position. What I really like is the folding sun screen to keep the sun our of your face. Wish they were available in Florida.
Some scenes from last night as the sun set.
Below shows where we are in relation to the town of Siracusa in Sicily.
The WordPress app for desktop computers does not like to work with my Apple Photos application. I have found several workarounds for this, mainly by opening the Apple Mail app and starting a new message. I then open the media browser and select the album that has the photos for the post I am composing. My photo library has over 30,000 images. That is difficult to manage worth the media browser for mail. But the WordPress app for IOS meshes nicely. I am able to choose from any of my albums. This is so much easier that the other method.
Some photos taken last year in Firenze. Beautiful trip. Climbed up the campanelli and viewed the entire town. This year we are spending 51 days in Sicily and mainland Italy. We will be visiting Cefalù, Castello Buono, Siracusa, Gange, Lago di Garda, and almost three weeks in Roma. Can not wait.
A cat resting in an Amalfi store
Capri, Faraglioni, the rocks that make the viewSeafood vendor in NapoliFruta in AmalfiVerona, the opera with the lighting of the candels prior to the performance
Performance the the Opera House of VeronaSome locals having lunch in San Giovane in Fiore ( Calabria)
Caserta, royal palace gardensSan Gorgio Maggiore, Vence Island from the bell tower Cheese (formaggio ) at the market in Napoli Some boats in Messina Sicly
From Sicily to the lakes. From Venice to Vernazza, the doors of Italy are always interesting. Some ornate, others plain. Run down. Beautiful. Always they catch my eye.
A door in Verona.
This was the door and an agritourisimo in Apulia.
She was putting out the laundry in Sicily and gave me a wave.
Our Airbnb in Montepulciano.
Harmony BnB in Palermo. Great place. Free parking and we just walked and walked.Jewlery Store in Pienza
Art Galery in Cortona. Under The Tuscan Sun land.
Thats it for today, more door in the coming days. The photo avove shows the Cinema Salamandra in Siracusa. I had been closed, then reopened, and closed again. Could only look through the doors and think what it must have been like.