La Sera alla Riviera

(the evening at the coast)

Ok, so technically we weren’t at the coast, but “La Sera alla Riviera” sounded so much more poetic than “La Sera alla Fiume” (The evening at the River).

Last night we went out to Trastavere to meet up with some (new) friends for a drink. I had pictured an old part of town with little shops … it turns out that in the summer, Lungho alla Fiume (along the river) there are shops and trendy bars. What a scene!

Tent shops and restaurants along the Tiber.

Tent shops and restaurants along the Tiber.

It was hot out (even at 10 PM!) so we ordered some chilled house white wine. and for 10 Euros we sat around for two hours and chatted. Hands down, that is my favorite bright side to slow restaurant service … no one is upset if four of you sit for 2 hours at a crowded bar and only spend 10 euros.

The couple that we went out with is on their way out of Rome … and they shared a great piece of advice. (One that probably applies outside of Rome too.) They said, if you go off to find something, whether it be a sight in the city or in the country … you may get there and you may not. But treat it like an adventure, and it changes everything. Start the day off and call it an “Adventure Day”. If you don’t reach your destination, at least you have enjoyed the journey. I’m more than sure that Ryan is better at this than I am already, but I love the idea, so I’m going to try. :)

Ryan with Pistachio and Frutta di Bosca gelato on the way home.

Ryan with Pistachio and Frutta di Bosca gelato on the way home.

(A lot of pictures of Ryan, huh? Not so many of me. I finally noticed that too: … )

Us at the Trevi Fountain ... not that you can see the Trevi Fountain ...

Us at the Trevi Fountain ... not that you can see the Trevi Fountain ...

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4 responses to “La Sera alla Riviera

  1. Pat

    Again, love the pics!!! I am impressed that Ryan actually didn’t blink in these!

  2. Christine

    Both titles are great – everything is more poetic in Italian.

  3. Dad, Dave

    Very cool & very professional. Will read and post more later.

  4. Dad, Dave

    This is great!! I love the whole idea of a blog. Great reading.

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