The Joy of Walking in Rome

24 Aug

I had that unfamiliar, relaxed, amazing feeling while walking in the streets of Rome, a feeling I never felt in my own country. I think I can name it, a feeling of freedom, a feeling of belonging to the street, a feeling of walking without being stared at, a feeling of tranquility and quietness where things seemed clearer to me. 

Streets enriched with beautiful trees. I felt their greatness as they were close to me. There were no boundaries, no limits, no barriers. I felt I could hear my own inner self. There’s something about Rome. What I’m sure of is that it was a magical feeling, and I can’t wait to go back to Rome.


17 Responses to “The Joy of Walking in Rome”

  1. ElenaSC October 18, 2011 at 3:07 pm #

    Fragolina, I’m so glad you felt like that walking in Rome!
    I think it’s a magical city and I always hope everybody can feel how special Rome is. It’s my favorite city… I still remember the first time I saw Fontana di Trevi…. indescribable!

    BTW, I totally agree with Diana about your writing style! 😛

    • Fragolina October 18, 2011 at 4:14 pm #

      Yes we loved Rome alot, I’m constantly nagging on my husband to go back there next year. We were amazed by every single corner in Rome, every street we walked in. We also loved Florence, it has a romantic, poetic side. Was amazing. Thank you 🙂

  2. Diana Kimiatek September 4, 2011 at 9:46 pm #

    fragolina, i love your writing style; it is reader-friendly, entertaining, honest, simply refreshing and makes the reader connect with you immediately. I’m so proud of this resident talent from my part of the world. hope your wishes and dreams come true. One day i’ll add you to the list of famous Lebanese writers, sincerely, diana

    • Fragolina September 5, 2011 at 7:17 am #

      Oh thank you dear alot. I would love to be added to the pastry chefs, to the world of cuisine, hopefully one day. 🙂

  3. Diana Kimiatek September 2, 2011 at 4:01 pm #

    i know exactly what you are talking about. Sadly, i was greatly missing that feeling when i walked in beirut. talk about being stared at !!! Beirut…sitt iddinya needs to lighten up and let its hair down…… it’s even worse in our village …

    • Fragolina September 5, 2011 at 7:15 am #

      It’s not “Sitt idounya” anymore, khalas….. in the villages, im sure they have nothing else to do… i dont blame them!!!!!! but a country has to offer more to its citizens. I knew you’re coming next month, balke I’ll see you. 🙂

      • Diana Kimiatek September 5, 2011 at 7:15 pm #

        balke we’ll hike the LMT ( Lebanon Mountain Trail) or parts of it together. It has been on my bucket list of things to accomplish. Darb Al jabal is far much nicer and more pristine than the AT ( the Appalachian trail ) which I;ve hiked on , as well as the Rocky Mountains. Just imagine the unbelievable pictures you’ll take. see you soon

      • Fragolina September 6, 2011 at 6:20 am #

        Hiking is nice, never did it. so i would like to do it. we’ll see then.

  4. Rosa May (@RosasYummyYums) August 24, 2011 at 6:42 pm #

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.



  5. bagnidilucca August 24, 2011 at 12:47 pm #

    I love Rome too. I will be back in October/November – can’t wait.

    • Fragolina August 24, 2011 at 12:57 pm #

      Mu husband and I are planning to go back next summer, hope it’ll work out. 🙂

    • Fragolina August 24, 2011 at 12:58 pm #

      so i’ll be waiting for more pics of Rome…….!!!!!!!!! 🙂

  6. Maya El- khoury August 24, 2011 at 12:19 pm #

    Very Nice picture, the bridge and the reflection on the river,… on dirait un tableau de peinture.

    • Fragolina August 24, 2011 at 12:58 pm #

      Yes extremely beautiful…..:)

  7. issproductions August 24, 2011 at 9:55 am #

    I can share that thought because I had the opportunity of experiencing that feeling while walking with you in those unique and unforgettable streets.

    Rome we’ll see you again :).

    • Fragolina August 24, 2011 at 9:58 am #

      indeed, it was an unforgettable trip. yess Rome we’ll see you again!!!!!!!! 🙂

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