Rome, for all of its dusty antiquity, has some notable green spaces. And the farther out you go from the city center – but not too far, just outside the walls, really – the more untamed, lush and ubiquitous the greenery is. Today, I’d like to attempt to describe this to you, although I fear I’ll just wind up showing you the pictures I’ve been taking recently on this very subject in the hopes of avoiding actually talking about it. Why? Because words about greenery aren’t in my vocabulary.
I grew up on the Atlantic. I moved to a concrete island. And now I live in a seashell-white sand castle of a town on the Mediterranean. I could write a million words about the sea, but green spaces don’t hold the same magic for me. They make me think of the tick I got in third grade, and the time my cousin got stung by bees living in a bush. They make me think of trees, which while beautiful block my beloved sky. I thrive in open spaces.
But there is something about the green of Rome that is so appealing to me. I think it’s because one finds it in the most unlikely of places, meaning, everywhere.

Continue reading on missexpatria

Comments by other travellers

There are no posts. Why not be the first to have your say?

Post a comment

I want to
My comment - optional
Rating - how would you rate this place or experience?

About this author

  • Miss Expatria

    I’m Miss Expatria, the Internet’s leading enabler of travel addiction! But my real name is Christine, and I grew up on the Jers…

Also by this author

  • My French Supermarket

    Here is a map I drew of my Carrefour supermarket.

  • In Passionate Defense Of The Rest Of France

    Sure, everybody knows Paris. People swoon when you say Paris. But even the French Riviera – which in my experience is the thing that people know the most after Paris – is not nearly as touristed as the many cities in Italy that people feel they “must see”

  • Good Friday

    I just spent the most hallucinatory three hours getting back to Mandrione from Trastevere. Here are some things I witnessed:

  • An American Mystery I Need Help Solving

    So, when I’m in the States my mom and I watch House Hunters and House Hunters International.

Latest travel blog posts