Down by the River
I made my first trip “down by the river” this weekend and took this shot. The view is one of the best reasons to go, with the ruins along the Tiber and the water flowing by. However, I’ve got to say I was disappointed overall. It used to have a kind of down home, dive bar type of feel to it, but long gone are the peanuts and delicious panini. Now beers cost €6 and all the kiosks have a kind of generic whitewash to them. I guess it got popular and “cool” so now it’s kind of ruined (at least in my opinion, if you are in town and have never gone before you’d probably like it just fine). There’s not even the ridiculous “country” bar with a dance floor where Italians used to country line dance. Sigh, that used to be a big highlight. However, I did find an awesome stand that looks like someone’s attic exploded all over the place. Old records and magazines from the 60s and 70s. They have all these old Italian Playboy magazines from the 60s with awesome photos and weird old toys. I’ll bring my own beer, but go back for that next time.