A few days ago I was reflecting on that other Rome which most tourists only get to see by accident.
Not that we are any different. You take the wrong turning compound that with asking the advice of a local who knows a short cut and you end up lost.
But then the centre of Rome is small and after a few minutes you are almost back on track and in the meantime have been rewarded with quirky views of ancient buildings and a welcoming bar whose rickety chairs and tables have somehow managed to fill every known space in the square.
Pictures; Rome, 2010, from the collection of Andrew Simpson