Rome – Introduction

Gochugaru Girl and Mr Gochugaru recently celebrated their silver wedding anniversary in Rome.


Rome was known as the Eternal City even in ancient times. The Romans were confident that no matter what happened to the world, or how many other empires might rise and fall, Rome would go on forever. Roma Aeterna: Rome is eternal.

It is a real joy, of course, that Rome still stands. This is our third trip in 26 years; first in 1988 as university students then in 2005 with three children in tow.

This time, however, we chose to skip all the cultural highlights, except for the Pantheon, and concentrated instead on walking, talking and eating gelato.






During our first two visits I did throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain and we have subsequently returned. This time however the fountain was closed for maintenance. Despite not throwing in a coin, I hope we return one day.

When we return to Rome the first port of call will be Antica Salumeria Roscioli, which I will write about in a future post. You can be certain that gelato will feature prominently too!