When in Rome, Get Lost

Photo essay: One day in the Italian capital

by Jahanshah Javid
I'm going to be in Italy for the next couple of weeks, more or less, depending on how quickly I run out of money. I got to Rome last night and today I planned to take a tour of the city. Well... Plan B wasn't too bad either! Tomorrow I'm off to Verona. Also see photos of my Roman dinner :)

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JJ hamishe be gardesh

by Tehran on

Khosh begzareh!!


Jahanshah, you look great!

by farrad02 on

Agha, it looks like the road has agreed with your physique! It looks like you've lost a lot of wight! You look good; keep it up and enjoy the travels!


great photos and comments JJ aziz

by aziz on

I loved it, You are still looking great after all these years, have you some how tapped into the fountain of YOUTH  lately.lol

Red Wine


by Red Wine on

بسیار زیبا، شاهکار کردید و ما از این عکس‌ها لذت فراوان بردیم.

دستتان درد نکند که شادی لذت خودتان را با ما تقسیم کردید.

همیشه پاینده باشید.


dingo daddy En passant

when in Rome, beware of crazy drivers!

by dingo daddy En passant on

craziest in the world!


When in Rome

by comrade on

Get laid. Then smoke, drink, eat, and confess in the nearby church... Or go to Napoli to get robbed.

Enjoy your trip, JJ.

Never increase, beyond what is necessary, the number of entities required to explain anything.


Orang Gholikhani

JJ Jan , Enjoy Doce vita

by Orang Gholikhani on

JJ jan,

As we say here, In Rome do as Roman do ;-)

I didn't comment your blog tarakidam because of messy thread.

However bon apetit, Italy is the only country where food is as well or even better than France.

Shad bashi.



My foot hurts looking at these pictures!

by عموجان on

Look like you done more in one day than IRI has done in 30 years about YARANEHA.

Like your pictures.

Say hello to Berlusconi,Dose POP knows he is divorce.  


Safar Bee khatar

by Doctor mohandes on

Souri jan

Morghe aamin dige che sigheyieh..? Man goosht o mahi o tarjeeh midam:)) Is it gonna crap over my head or what? taze az hammom omadam...shoo shoo...

 and as for JJ i hope that the Pizzaye aamine Bala saresh bashe and the beautiful waitress who serves it ya know. :)

Have Fun JJ!



What you need there

by statira on

 is a female guide!



by Truthseeker9 on



واقعا شاید این حواس پرتی ج ج جان از نئشگی نشعأت میگیره!


Everything is sacred


awesome photos of the Colosseum

by asadabad on

Are you not entertained?! Are you not entertained?!



Speed Dating

by Faramarz on

Thanks Maziar!

JJ's reply was like speed dating! He is trying to talk to 5 people at the same time and getting them all wrong! 

All you can eat is the way to go for JJ!

maziar 58


by maziar 58 on

Monda khanoom cortina is your destination.

split in the former yoguslavia is across from Italian pescara and rimmini. and the mountanniouse roads leading there have a similar Italian name to it.   

P.s JJ that menudo!! (was faramarz khan's) suggestion I would have sent you to numerous ALL YOU CAN EAT along trastevere after 11 p.m !!Maziar

Anahid Hojjati

Wow, Dear JJ, what lovely pictures

by Anahid Hojjati on

On the other blog (the one about Molana that has turned into smart phone discussion), I wrote to Anonymouse that I am not into changing to Apple or travelling too much but then I look at these pictures and get so tempted to travel more. You make  a good case for travelling more by the fantastic pictures you take. These are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous Observer

That's what JJ does with our membership fees...Oh wait

by Anonymous Observer on

wrong website.  Sorry! :-)



by Monda on

Dolomites in English.

Why would you need anyone else's travel pics or report, when you can fill up IC with yours only? : ))

I want your life JJ! 

Jahanshah Javid


by Jahanshah Javid on

Hm... Thanks Rea! Don't know where Dalmatia is, but thank god for google. I'll check it out. I'm going to Verona tomorrow until Sunday. After that's it's a blank. I'll let you know.


Thanks Darius! I'm leaving tomorrow... next time, I hope :)


Mamnoon Anonymouse. My hostel is right next to the Termini station. I'll be back in Rome, I hope, before this trip is over. Scooter sounds great!


Yes Maziar, Verona... Romeo-Juliette! You said the magic names. I've been wanting to go to my Mecca for some time :)


Thanks Souri! I'm only going to be here a few more hours. I appreciate the offer :)


Doktor Mohandes... Souri ro azyat nakon, please!


Ah Maziar! I wish I had read your comment earlier. I just had dinner... Arrabiata again. It was good, but would have tried the Trippa alla Romana instead.


Kazem! I'd love to see the catacombs. Next time!


Don't miss the Catacombs

by kazem0574 on

Tunnel after tunnel of ancient underground cemeteries;  all of the city's catacombs are located on the outskirts of modern Rome usually along side major roads. Best ask to see the best ones.

Bloodcurdling but fascinating to see.


hala bia o dorosteh kon :)

by Souri on

DM jon

You kill me ...lol

Don't say that. They say sometimes morgh aamin balaye sareteh!

Believe me this happened to me when I was young, and now I avoid saying the prediction!

Now if JJ goes there and something happens by accident, everybody will get suspicious at me!!!

Baba JJ jon, to ro khoda naro ounja!

But you can't help it, it's the center of everything in Rome.

Anyway, if by lack of chance you will have a need to see a doctor or a pharmacist, also you contact  me.

Ey vay az daste in doctor mohandes!


Rigatoni with Tripe

by Faramarz on


Roma's favorite dish is Trippa alla Romana!

If you like tripe, then try this dish. Have fun!




by Doctor mohandes on

Do you notice how souri is Giving you Directions and Instructions on what to do and how todo it??? she is devising a plot.

She has been through way too many detective type scenarios lately, she is out of control. I mean who knows what is gonna happen the moment you set foot right to next to the fountain... Bia o dorostesh kon hala!!

Havaset jam basheh:))))




by Doctor mohandes on

Mano Ba khodet Bebar....


If you don't know anybody there

by Souri on

and you like to have a friend as a guide to show you the city. let me know. Otherwise, Rome is a small city, just with a simple map, you can get to every where you like. Don't forget the Trivia(Trevi) Fontain. Fontana di Trevi

And drop  a small coin there for me.

Beautiful pictures, BTW. Thanks.

maziar 58


by maziar 58 on

khosh behalet jj ....

Got home sick ! quasi.

hope to see more of Rome from you (vassfol eysh- nesfol eysh ).

Verona has only the opera house and romeo -juliette sight to see but beautiful scenery if you can rent a car and drive north (cortina d'ampezzo) skiing in december ! Maziar


JJJ get one of those open top buses near the train station.

by Anonymouse on

Termini? or something or the other.  I think they're like 20 or 30 euro for 24 or 48 hours, but they're really worthed.  You can get on and off at different stops and wonder around.

Rome is really nice.  So much to see and do.  I'd also recommend renting a Vespa.  I think there is place close to where you are near the Termini area that rents them.  Pizza is oh so delicious too!

Italy as a whole has so much to see and do.  I'd stay away from Naples, they say it's all messed up or something.  But Florence, Venice, Pisa, Sicily if you have time and .... 

Everything is sacred


Are you going to get down to Dalmatia ?

by Rea on

Adriatic coast ?

If yes, let me know. Can arrange lodging in Split.

Darius Kadivar


by Darius Kadivar on

Magnificent Photo Essay JJ Jaan !


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