Final Thoughts: Rome & Vatican City
A single phrase popped between my ears as we strolled through Rome’s inner alleys and its outer boroughs: the good, the bad, and the ugly. It might not have been the Old West, but I found it described my experience in the city in the most accurate way.
Rome abounds with history and art, (more…)
Do or Don’t: Rome
DON’T skip the Roman Forum. It doesn’t sound nearly as interesting on paper as it is in person. It’s stunning.
DON’T forget to wear sunscreen and sunglasses if you go to the Roman Forum. There are few shaded areas and the sun glares and bounces off of the relics. (more…)
Travel Tips: What To Eat In Rome
Pizza Bianca: Foccacia-style bread, or rather “white pizza,” is a sauce-less creation that is slightly salty, puffy with little air pockets that make it crispy, and light. It can be found in many bakeries throughout the city – though some decidedly better than others – and is usually purchased by weight.
Gnocchi: It varies by recipe, but the soft dough dumplings are typically made of some sort of flour (semolina or wheat) with eggs, cheese, or potatoes. They take the place of soup in a course-meal.
Gelato: This dessert might be obvious. Juts be sure to get the real stuff, not the mix-made variety sold at many tourist stops and street vendors. The colors should be muted – not bright green for pistachio – and are less fluffy than the fake versions.
Fried Baccala: Baccala, a dried and salted cod, is fried and served as a street snack.
Fiori di Zucca: Zucchini flowers are fried chunks of deliciousness often served or stuffed with sardines or cheese. (more…)