Tuesday, 23 December 2014
It was the last day and yet I still discovered something new.
Found a Richard Chamberlain Thorn Bird costume in the shop window of this extraordinary shop just beside the Pantheon. Oh wait a minute, this isn't a studio set, this is the real thing !
I'm standing on Via dei Cestari with my jaw wide open thinking
" sooooo....this is where they get their priest robes from "
Monday, 22 December 2014
A macelleria is an Italian butcher shop. There are plenty of butcher shops stocked with amazing produce piled in the what may be some of the most attractive way, all around Rome but what sets Angelo Feroci apart is apparently the beautiful butcher's inside. Yes beautiful, gorgeous butcher's ...you heard right.
Sunday, 21 December 2014
Punto Gelato serves gelato as good as those found at Cremeria Monteforte just outside The Pantheon.
At least to me that is, however a quick Google reveals that the owner is a Gelato Master who's a stickler for using only the finest natural ingredients that enhance the robust or creamy flavours to such an extent, you might even wonder why you bothered eating French sorbets before this.
Monday, 15 December 2014
Saturday, 13 December 2014
Friday, 12 December 2014
Probably one of the more overrated attractions in Rome to me . Never fully understood what was so fascinating about sitting on the Spanish Steps. Frankly, I think pounding the luxury boutique filled street or queueing for pasta at Pastificio is more exciting than sitting here . Still, I am going to give this another go just to see what it is I'm not getting .
Located at the bottom of the Spanish Steps at Piazza di Spagna, there is an interesting story behind the fountain . In 1598, the Tiber overflowed its banks and this Piazza was flooded in a meter of water . After the flood waters subsided, an old boat was left behind. Pope Urban VII then commissioned the fountain to be built.
Wednesday, 10 December 2014
Vittorio Emanuele , Trajan's Column , Via Alessadrina , Julius Caesar's bronze statue and the Roman Forums are all within walking distance of each other. The Colosseum looks like that too when in fact it's further than it seems.
Like when you see an island from the boat and it takes longer to get there than you anticipated.
Along the way, we passed by a thriving street filled with cafes. First shop on the corner.
Tuesday, 9 December 2014
Monday, 8 December 2014
Amazing scenes greet you, once you locate this pasta shop. Your first clue will be people standing round street corners eating pasta from white styrofoam plates.
People used to take their plates over to the Spanish Steps to enjoy. Now, you are not allowed to do that. That makes the shop easier to find.
Saturday, 6 December 2014
Friday, 5 December 2014
The best thing about Rome is ,no matter how fast the drivers may be going, they will always stop for pedestrians who want to cross the road even if there is no proper designated road crossing. Even if you cross illegally . Even if the traffic light says green for the motorist. They will stop . Just for you.
Thursday, 4 December 2014
Wednesday, 3 December 2014
Bar Paninoteca aka Golden Bar aka Bar Crociferi -Piazza Crociferi's cheat restaurant uses different names
Update : No wonder I couldn't find any bad reviews on tripadvisor initially. When bad reviews go up, they merely change names !
Bar Paninoteca is also know as Golden Bar , Bar Crociferi and they have cheated countless customers. Including €3 out of muah. Beware and stay off this piazza.
Situated on one of the quieter lanes , at a small piazza just off the Trevi Fountain, we scanned the prices on the menu found outside the shop before walking in.