One does what the Romans do…eat pizza, pasta and gelato!
We checked into our Air B&B, freshened up and set off out to explore!
We headed straight for the Centro Storico to wander along the cobbled streets and see Rome’s hidden gems, such as the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon and the Spanish Steps. You really are spoilt for choice in Rome, there is so much culture to see and drink in. First things first though…ice cream!
Our golden rule was to stick to restaurants and cafes that were off the beaten track, because most of the cafes nearby the monuments charge you triple the price you should normally pay. We certainly made one of those mistakes and vowed to not make it again. On the first night we found a lovely little restaurant hidden in a courtyard, we were treated to prosecco whilst we perused the menu, then we decided on bruschetta, prawn cocktail and pasta for mains. I didn’t take many photos of the food because I was busy devouring it!
The next morning we decided to get up early to try and beat the crowds at the Colosseum and the Roman Forum.
After this we strolled through the Jewish quarter, hoping to find artisan cafes and vintage shops but we found none which was disappointing. However, we did make it to Piazza Navona for another ice cream! From there we decided to head home via Castel Sant-Angelo, which was my highlight of the trip the view from up the top was brilliant, you had such a clear view of St Peter’s Basilica! That evening we headed to a district called Monti we had an amazing meal at L’asino, the tiramisu was the best I have ever had, then we hung out on the streets with the crowds for a couple of night caps at Ai Tre Scalini. Monti is definitely the cooler hang out in Rome and we discovered quite a few vintage shops called Pfeibo and King Size which we decided to revisit the next day! But more of that on the next blog!