14 Jul
153/365(+1) by Luca Rossini
153/365(+1), a photo by Luca Rossini on Flickr.

Lens: Voigtlander color-skopar 35mm f2.5
Camera: NEX-7, ISO1600, f2.5, 1/25, raw

The heat wave seems to be over, and nights in Rome have returned as delightful as they used to be. It’s Friday and we don’t have weddings to shoot, so we can finally enjoy a proper aperitif in Trastevere. The heart of the aperitif life in Rome is now at five minutes by tram, fifteen walking. It’s a huge increase in the quality of life, since we were used for our whole life to reach Trastevere by car, which means traffic and at least twenty minutes looking for a parking spot. Today, instead, I came back home at half past six from work, I left the car in our garage, I took the tram and, easy peasy, a few minutes later I was enjoying a diet coke (I’m still on strict diet!) at Ombre Rosse, one of my favorites bars in Rome.
I met there with a very good friend of mine, a guy which is currently going under a personal turmoil, so we don’t see each other very often. We are both going to be very busy in the next weeks and then we’ll leave for holidays, so today was a sort of a “seasonal catch-up”, just to update each other on life, plans, activities.
Later on I met with Claudia and Agata. We walked around a bit, enjoying the unique atmosphere of the crowded medieval roads of Trastevere, that is, the “struscio” (literally “rubbing”). When Agata finally fell asleep in her pram, we moved to a nice Trattoria, Osteria der Belli, we sat at a romantic little table in the square, and had an exquisite dinner of fish (perfect for the diet!).
We walked back home, the night was so fresh we couldn’t bother to close ourselves in a tram. During the stroll, we passed by a church, incredibly opened at night. The scene was magic and so genuinely Roman, it was the ice on the cake of a perfect evening in Trastevere.

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