We have finally made it. After months of planning, setbacks, delays and then more planning our new office is open, just opposite the Turtle Fountain in Piazza Mattei. The precise address is Via dei Falegnami 79; we form the corner with Via Paganica.
There are few more magnificent places for an office in Rome. Walk out of the front door and there are the beautifully restored turtles in front of us. Walk five minutes towards the river and we are in the ghetto. Walk two minutes in the other direction and we are in Largo Argentina, close to the tram stop and just across the square from the buses and Feltrinelli bookstore. We are only five minutes away from our old offices, therefore clients who have been going to Via dei Delfini for years will be able to find us without any difficulty.
However the two locations, even though they are not more than 200 m apart, are as different as chalk and cheese. As so often in Rome, turn a corner and everything changes. We have gone from being in a quiet, unassuming and almost unknown part of the city to being on one of the main tourist routes in town. We are also discovering that we are on one of those crossroads of Rome for people walking between Trastevere and Largo Argentina, or Campo de