Monday, March 02, 2009

Piazza Farnese On A Spring-Like Day

It was gorgeous out this past Saturday. The outdoor tables at cafes were packed. Unfortunately, it’s supposed to rain all week.




Another one of my favorite fountains. There are two of these in Piazza Farnese. The lily is the symbol of the Farnese family and the large tubs came from the ancient Baths of Caracalla. The Baths were complete in AD 217 and were in use for over 300 years until the invading Goths destroyed the aqueducts.


7 comments:

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

What a fab day...so pleased the weather was good to you. I love sitting outside cafes people watching or chatting with friends. Not a lot of that done here in the UK...Oh I miss Italy.

KimB said...

It was sunny here this weekend too. Unfortunately I saw it from the inside of the bookstore as I was working!!! I love how everyone has on their coats but they are determined to sit outside for their espresso!!!

glamah16 said...

Springtime in Roma. I bet it feels wonderful.

elizabeth said...

::sighs:: How utterly lovely. We received about 8 inches of snow here today. :-)

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

anne - It was one of things I missed after my visits here.

kim b - I know. It was warm enough for a light jacket but you know how it is. Folks dress for the calendar not the weather. ha It rained on Sunday and it's still raining so we only had that one fab. Saturday. Have I mentioned I'm over this rain?

glamah16 - It does and I can't wait!

elizabeth - I saw that on CNN International. DC was hit pretty hard as well. Good luck digging out.

Felicia Sullivan said...

SOB!!! I'm dying to go back. Sigh. xo, Felicia

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

felicia - finally the cold snap is OVAH! If I wasn't so broke I would run out and buy some cute things for spring.