Annie Trousers in Rome: 4 reasons why I love the Eternal City

This weekend I was at my friend’s wedding in Assisi so I took a flight to Rome, which is about 120 miles away, and I couldn’t miss the opportunity to visit friends and stroll around the Eternal city…wearing my brand new Annie trousers!
Annie Trousers in Rome: 4 reasons why I love the Eternal City
Finally I managed to figure out the zipper, waistband and adjust the leg fit….so I am ready to go and share 4 reasons why I love the Eternal city (apart from the well-known history and architecture)

1. Eating Pizza by the slice (Pizza al taglio) – the epitome of street food
Call me greedy and insensitive to architecture… but I love pizza and especially pizza by the slice as they make it in Rome…I have never tasted anything as tasty in the whole world…and I managed to taste 6 different types at Pizzarium, the treat not to miss after a visit to the Vatican. The recipes are mouth-watering and the owner has been even called the Michelagelo of Pizza…enough said

Pizzarium
Broccoli Pizza at Pizzarium (c) http://www.parlafood.com

2. You come across unexpected events as they happen…below are some pictures of the world-famous tenor José Carreras rehearsing for th Josp Fest at the Spanish Steps and I few minutes ago I witnessed the Pope’s helicopter landing back at the Vatica (sorry no picture… I was writing this post)

 

Annie Trousers in Rome: 4 reasons why I love the Eternal City
Tenor José Carreras Rehearsing for Josp Fest

3. There are loads of shops and people everywhere: it’s fabulous to see so much happening around you especially when you are visiting and not rushing to go somewhere. Shops are a great source of inspiration and it’s nice to see so much activity around you. (this is so exciting since I live in a rather quiet place right now)

Annie Trousers in Rome: 4 reasons why I love the Eternal City
Choir rehearsal on nearly empty Spanish Steps (tourists were kept off)

 

Annie Trousers in Rome: 4 reasons why I love the Eternal City
Saturday afternoon in Rome, Via Condotti, it can get busy

 

4. The lake and the beach are within 40 minutes reach from downtown…so you if miss nature and want to relax for the weekend you can easily do it. Braccianooffers a Medieval castle overlooking the lake so you can combine culture and relaxing in one visit…which is great if you are on a short visit.

Lake Bracciano Anguillara - Vigna di Valle
Lake Bracciano

If you’ve been to Rome, what did you like about it? If you didn’t, what your favorite city?

Annie Trousers in Rome: 4 reasons why I love the Eternal City
I need to iron my Annie Trousers
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4 thoughts on “Annie Trousers in Rome: 4 reasons why I love the Eternal City

  1. Great trousers! Yay for the flare and the little pockets! 🙂

    I’ve been to Rome once, on a family trip. We stayed in Anzio, which was great because of the beach, and visited Rome a couple of times. It’s a beautiful city! (Though when we’re talking Italy, I think I may love Tuscany more…) My highlight (and yes, you may laugh) was the contemporary art museum… possibly because of the beauty of the contrast to Rome’s Renaissance art and architecture. I’d love to spend some more time there and get to know the city a bit better.

    I’m living in my favorite city to date (lucky me), but any city with lots of diversity and culture is on my favorite list. Sydney would probably be a close second, followed by Barcelona, London and Paris (in no particular order)…

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  2. These look great! Man, you do such a good job on trousers! And now I’m hungry 😉

    I’ve only passed through Rome on my way to Sicily, which I loved, always obsessed with islands. Loved the mix of culinary influences from Northern Africa.

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  3. First off, love the trousers!

    Second, so loving all the “tips and tricks” about Rome. I’ve been dying to visit! Hopefully Summer 2012, I’m looking forward to trying all the different pizzas and of course the shopping. Great post!

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