I could say that Rome is the most beautiful city that I've ever seen in my life but my statement would be affected by the love for my birth place that it's also the place where I have been living for 32 years.
Beautiful, rustic and genuine; this city is also contradictory, chaotic and anarchic.
And it is a place where some things tend not to change....
The bus drivers that will never never learn to speak English, even though they are running a central line bus and dealing with tourists every day.
Roscioli: The Bakery. The place to go for a 'builder style snack' with pizza (bianca with mortadella as a first choice) around 11 am.
The Jewish quarter, where you can walk in quiet and silence and still feel, in 2012, the ancient real atmosphere of Rome.
Trimani wine bar, a great, simple place with a fantastic wine list fairly priced. (they also have a wine shop next door)
La sorchetta. To finish your day. There is no way to translate and explain it. You must have it or at least see it in a picture.
Much more could be said and written about Rome, but this post doesn't mean to be a guide.
These are just the memories of a day as an expat.
A full immersion day of an expat wondering around a place that, even continuously moving and evolving, will never change...hopefully.