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