Recently Rome has been seeing the first signs of Fall with temps are low as in the 50’s and I am not complaining one bit. Every time I walk out of the house I see the Italians bundled up in winter jackets and scarves and silently laugh a little inside. It reminds me of the Floridians when I lived in Miami that thought anything below 70 is freezing. So despite the lack of warmth, I finally have a reason to pull out some long sleeve shirts and jackets out of the suitcase that have been collecting dust the past couple of months.
Before our usual expat meeting that we go to every Tuesday in Testaccio, Jared found this really cool park to take some pictures that overlooked Rome. The park is called Giardino degli Aranci. It seems to be a popular hangout spot for people our age, especially during sunset. The views overlooking St. Peters Basilica and the rest of Rome were definitely worth the trip up there.
So last week we got to attend our first Creative Mornings meetup. It’s something I have been interested in attending since I was in Fort Lauderdale. Unfortunately never got to chance to go until now and it took place in the beautiful Villa Borghese.
In addition, this past weekend I hosted the first Rome Bloggers meetup, which is the first international chapter of The Blogger Union. When I was living in Florida, I attended my first meetup with Fort Lauderdale bloggers and really loved the collaborative environment that The Blogger Union promoted so decided to build a similar community here in Rome. The goal is to have monthly meetups with speakers, workshops, etc. and build a community where networking and collaboration are welcome. Anyway, I’m excited to see where it goes from here!
This weekend Jared and I have decided to take a last minute trip to Florence on Saturday. It’s only one hour away from Rome via train so we will go and come back the same day. I’m super excited because we have yet to explore anywhere north of Rome in Italy and we figured we might as well get as much traveling done as we can now.
Any suggestions on what to do in Florence while we are there? What are your plans for the weekend?
Keeping my family and friends in Florida and the Carolinas’ in my prayers from Hurricane Matthew in the days to come…
All my love,