The other picture I decided to include was a picture of the peonies I saw at the flower market. These are my absolute favorite flowers and I was ecstatic to see them here in Italy. Peonies are native to Asia, southern Europe, and western North America. They range from red to white or yellow. The name peony comes from the word Paeon which was the Greek god of medicine and healing.
Since I visited Rome I have found that I am falling more in love with Italy. Not only do they have my favorite flower, they are an authentic, energetic and lively culture. The minute you walk into the market you will be astonished at the perfume of the flowers, the freshness of the fruit, variety of spices, nuts, meats, chesses, and the great hustle and bustle atmosphere that the people of Italy bring.