Thursday, 3 May 2007
Back in Rome
Got into Rome Termini at 5.00pm on Wednesday and made the mistake of descending with our luggage to the Metro line A for just one stop to get to the Absolute B & B in Via Principe Eugenio 60, which we could have walked in 10 minutes. A high 1880s arched portico led us into a broad well between high apartments, some with small beflowered balconies. We entered one of the apartments through a wrought iron porch rising through marble stairways in a finely crafted wooden lift in an open shaft to a spacious 4th floor apartment where we found a room with a view to the other buildings and a glimpse of the Roman sky. 1930s wood furniture, fine art prints and some limited edition prints, magazines and books, a very clean well fitted kitchen and eating area and a young owner from Athens who seems acclimatised to Italy. A delightful shower after our voyage from Igoumenitsa and train from Ancona. Ano Korakiana seems already distant because of the time that’s passed but the large suitcase, abruptly opened gives a waft of onion and lemon and the interior of the house where it had sat for a few weeks.