Virtual Vacation: Campo dei Fiori, Rome

Rome is one of my favorite cities to visit. I especially love going there in the fall when the air is warm during the day and refreshingly crisp at night. I took this picture of Salsamenteria Ruggeri, a lively food and wine shop in the bustling Campo de’ Fiori, in November 2008. The dated neon signs, crowded entranceway, age-old cobblestones, and crumbling stucco building illustrate the converging of the history and vibrancy of a city that will always be dear to me.