Eat Live & Breathe

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Roman Delights

The spring is fast upon us (and with any luck the summer will be too) and there’s no better time to visit Rome, than right now. Rome is one of my favorite European cities, it has so much character, history and great food packed in. It was – as I promised myself some 11 years ago – the first official holiday I took alone (excluding my visit to Amsterdam of course!)

So you’ve got a few days spare, or maybe you just fancy a weekend city break, whatever your excuse, if you plan to visit Rome DO NOT miss some of these great highlights!

And in true Eat, Live, Breathe tradition, I begin with the absolute essential: food.

Across the River Tiber is Trastevere, which is without a doubt the BEST place to eat in Rome. The cobbled, small streets make a nice little romantic wander, and the restaurants are filled with locals tucking into their primi’s and wine. Almost any restaurant here will be top-notch, but up there with the best of them is Enzo a Trastevere (Via dei Vascellari 29), a quiet little eatery with quality food, service and atmosphere. 

Another place to visit is Felice a Testaccio (Via Mastro Giorgio 29), which was highly recommended to me by an Italian colleague of mine. Only drawback with this place is that it’s so popular amongst the locals that you will have to reserve a table at least a day or two in advance. So be warned. 

But wherever you decide to settle down to eat, don’t feel obliged to order a primi, secondi and dolce, because though they may appear to be a starter and main course, individually they’re more than enough to fill any hungry tummy. Must-try local delicacies include Pasta Arrabiata (spicy), Pollo alla Romana, Cacio e Pepe, and on Thursday only, Gnocci. 

And when in Rome, you feel like doing what the Romans do, then stop by Giolitti (Via degli Uffici del Vicaro 40) a few steps from the Pantheon, for some Ice cream between 4-5pm. 

Drop back soon for some more tips!

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4 Comments»

  hugo wrote @

Time to go to another city!

  eatlivebreathe wrote @

It is indeed. Zurich? Brugges? Madrid? If I had it my way, I’d go somewhere new every month 🙂

  hugo wrote @

Zurich! Eat some sauerkraut, and chocolat

  eatlivebreathe wrote @

We could…but hopefully Zurich has a bit more to offer than…erm, sauerkraut…


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