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  • Day19

    Florence to Rome

    September 26, 2017 in Italy

    We took the speed train to Rome this morning, arriving in early afternoon. The trains travel at a speed of over 200 mph, but it never felt like it. On the other hand, the taxi ride to our hotel was much more exciting. We only had a short opportunity to sightsee today as we picked up our tickets for tomorrow's Papal audience! Early start in the morning.

  • Day20

    Rome now and in the past

    September 27, 2017 in Italy

    Yup, that's the Pope! We got up early to get to Saint Peter's Square for a papal audience today. We followed the advice of the priest who handled the tickets and got into a position for a close up photo op. Very exciting day. The man was about 6 feet from us.
    We also took a walking tour of the Colosseum and other historic sites this evening. We are tired, but content. Sistin Chapel tomorrow.

  • Day4

    Letzter Abend

    October 19, 2015 in Italy

    Zuerst gab es ein paar Biere in der Bar l'orologio, dann gings in das römische Restaurant 15m links nebenan mit Osh auf Spaghetti Carbonara, Involtino (Rouladen), Polpettine (Fleischbällchen) und Chicorée mit Abschluss Limoncello 😎.

    Danach sind wir noch zum Petersdom spaziert um ihn bei Nacht zu sehen und dann heim.

  • Day24

    Nach einer kurzen Stärkung an einer Eisdiele ging es weiter zum Trevibrunnen und dann zur Piazza Navona.
    Zwischendurch sind wir noch über einen Markt mit allerlei Gewürzen und sonstigen italienischen Produkten geschlendert. -mit ständig hungrigem Hund nicht ganz ohne! Und hier in Italien sind sie doch so streng mit Hunden. Ich wurde mehrmals angepfiffen, den Hund da weg zu nehmen. Die Kleine hatte ihre Nase aber auch wirklich überall!

    Apropos... der Satz, den ich in diesem Urlaub am wirklich meisten gehört habe, ist: "Can I pet your dog?" Die Engländer fragen wenigstens vorher.
    Cleo ist dem ganzen aber überdrüssig und inzwischen so genervt davon, dass jeder sie antatschen will, dass sie nur noch die Leute anbellt, wenn sich ihr jemand nähert.
    Das kenne ich von ihr nicht. Ganz besonders schlimm ist es bei Italienern. 😂🤣😂

    Am Trevibrunnen begann dann der echte Wahnsinn! Die Massen an Menschen davor am Kolosseum waren nur die Aufwärmphase.

    Der Platz schwarz von Menschen. (Ebenso am Phantheon) Nichts bewegte sich mehr. Wer einen Platz hatte, blieb dort. Die eine Hälfte starrte den Brunnen an, die andere zeigte ihm den Rücken wegen diverser Selfie-Posen.

    Einige sind sogar auf die ersten Steine vorne geklettert. Am laufenden Band trillerte die Polizei Leute wieder zurück.
    Es erinnerte mich stark an Eisbärgehege im Zoo kurz vor der Fütterung.
    Wir haben gemacht das wir Land gewinnen. Durch das Gedränge mit Hund ist kein Zuckerschlecken.
    Cleo allerdings ist total ruhig geblieben. Sie hat uns vertraut, das wir uns und ihr den Weg schon bahnen werden. Man kann sie getrost überall mit hinschleppen. Cleo macht das schon! 😊😉👍

    Während wir uns von diesen ganzen Anstrengungen in einem Cafe erholt haben, ging mein Blick zum Haus gegenüber. Letztes Foto.

    Kann mir jemand verraten, warum ea an einem einzigen Haus gleich VIER Hausnummern gibt?
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  • Day4

    Ristaurante Tucci

    May 29, 2017 in Italy

    While exploring the first piazza on our list in Rome, we got suckered into one of the deliciously overpriced dining venues. But! At least thus one had an incredible view.

    Must Try: The chicken dish. AND the Roman style artichoke!!

    Price: $$
    Food Quality: 4 Stars
    Service Quality: 3 Stars

  • Day78

    Rome - Food

    October 17, 2015 in Italy

    How have I been in Rome so long without a food post?! I think Rome had my favourite food choices of anywhere on this trip, especially when you consider price (Paris also had some great food but it was much more expensive). Most of these places were in the area around Piazza Navona, but you had to hunt for them (preferably online) to avoid the expensive tourist trap places.

    Here are some of my favourites/notables:
    Pizza at Baffetto (#1), was recommended by our walking tour guide. The place was packed, with a line to get in, and the pizza was excellent and reasonably priced.

    I averaged at least one gelato per day in Rome (so good, so cheap - usually 3.5€ for 3 scoops), and right beside Baffetto was the 2nd best gelato place I found, called Frigidarium. The best gelato had to be Giolitti, where the blueberry sorbet was just amazing (#2). And free whipped cream on top. Very Roman system: pay at one counter, order at another, no free seating inside or outside.
    I also tried a "cannoli siciliani" (#3) at Dagnino. It's a hard biscuity tube filled with chocolate chip ricotta. Although Dagnino apparently makes these well, I just thought they were weird (also, expensive).

    At a place called Il Fico I had an excellent lasagne (#4), which was much more about the pasta than the meat/cheese compared with other lasagne I've had. Also here I had an AMAZING parmigiana di melanzane (eggplant parmesan) that I ate too fast to take any photos - probably my favourite dish in Rome.

    Basically every pasta dish I had was very good, but these ones (#6) from Osteria Della Suburra, along with the huge antipasti dish (#5) was probably my favourite combination of price and taste (PS. I'm not that much of a glutton, that's Gyurme's food too!).
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  • Day4

    I should probably mention that our apartment is in the basement and all our windows have shutters, which maybe explains how we all slept in until 11 am today. Yikes! Obviously our baking in the sun and walking so much yesterday wore us out.

    We had breakfast and then showered and made a game plan. We would attempt public transportation again. I should also mention that the transit drivers here go on strike frequently and without warning and sometimes only for a day. Nonetheless, Tram 3 was going to take us across the city.

    We waited for Tram 3 for 15 minutes. Then Bus 3 came by on the opposite side, so we shrugged it off and continued to wait. Tram 8 came by about every 5 minutes, but not the elusive 3. Then Bus 3 came by on our side of the street and that's when we figured out the Tram was not coming and this Bus was running its route. But we'd missed the bus. Not to be deterred, we waited and waited until Bus 3 came back and we hopped on.

    Things were going well until halfway through our ride, the driver just stopped and told everyone to get off. I'm sure there might have been a reason, but he didn't speak English and we didn't get enough of the Italian. So, it seemed like most passengers were waiting around and so we just waited too. Eventually a new Bus 3 arrived and took us to where we needed to go. Honestly this bus nonsense took us two hours.

    We finally arrived at the MACRO, which is a contemporary art museum that had a street art exhibition going on. It was well worth the hassle because we got to see huge pieces by Swoon, Sheppard Fairey, and Ron English. It was a great show!

    After the gallery, we walked to Eataly which is a big grocery store/restaurant. We perused all the food items and wished we were headed home sooner so we could buy some of the cheese and meat! We settled for a quick bite and drink in the outdoor cafe instead. Evan ordered a sundae that was bigger than his head! Brad and I had Italian draft beer and shared a mortadella and Gorgonzola panini, which was oozing with cheese.

    Satiated, we were ready to face the bus again. We could take one of three buses, and the 40 came first. It was packed! I barely made it on and another guy pushed on after me! We were wall to wall, but we only had to make it three stops before we could get off and breathe again!

    We got off in the Campo di Fiore neighbourhood and went down a few back alleys to reach Baladin, a place that makes their own craft beer, sodas and burgers. They are also known for their fresh made potato chips, so we started with the cacio e pepe chips. We all ordered burgers and were asked if we wanted them raw, medium, or well done. I was feeling risky and got mine medium while the boys had theirs medium well. I also had a hazelnut porter, which was excellent!

    Completely full, we walked towards our apartment stopping briefly at the outdoor theatre which was showing Aladdin (dubbed in Italian, subtitles in English). It was impressive not only how many people were at the outdoor theatre, but also the number of people in the streets and restaurants. The evenings here are a beautiful reprieve from the heat of the day!
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