When in Rome
Rome is not seen in a day...
There are cities that are worth living in to really discover the marvels around you. Rome is so huge and so filled with beautiful art, architecture and food… you can barely touch it in a few days, which I think it is why people come back over and over again.
I have a few expat friends that live there who you should follow, Elizabeth Minchilli and her daughter Sofie,Gillian and if you love history and architecure, Daryus.
For the adventurous, how about scooting around Rome on a Vespa tour? Scooteroma was opened by and Italian American woman, Annie!
Rome was not built in a day, nor is it really visitable in a day!
I like to pick neighborhoods and spend time there discovering the treasures. I adore the markets, and Rome has several. The Campo di Fiori has become more touristy, due to it’s location, but you can still get a feel of what is in season. Often the vendors are cleaning artichokes or the puntarello. That’s a clue of what to look for on the menus when eating out. Best bet is to eat seasonally.
We saw these insanely beautiful porcini while we where there.
I ordered some tastes of some of my favorite things as we toured the market.
You can’t always eat a full meal both at lunch and dinner. I like to alternate. But if late night dining isn’t for you, enjoy a nice long lunch out and then take a nap and do the “passeggiata” in the early evening and enjoy Rome by night! It is less crowded and so beautiful!
I am including my small guide to Rome which is published on my Thatch app for the paid subscribers to enjoy!The link is after the paywall. Thanks to all of you who support my explorations and share my finds.