Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Our Roman Holiday

We’re in the midst of ‘making the most of it’ mode, so headed to Rome for the weekend – we arrived at about 8:30 on Friday night, and left at lunchtime on Sunday.

We made the most of it in our style – focussing on the delicious food we could eat, and seeing what sights we could (even though a good amount were shut on the Saturday due to the Treaty of Rome 60th anniversary celebrations).

The food market at Termini – which is otherwise an unpleasant place to stay for long – was amazing.  There are heaps of stalls, and you can order from different stalls, grab a seat and settle in.  People will come by with drinks carts and it’s very easy to build up a small pile of used glasses and plates.  The cacio e pepe pasta was the highlight, but the salmon tartare was a pretty close second.

Another delicious meal was some foccacia stuffed with mozzarella and zucchini flowers, followed by gelati of course!  

We went to the Vatican, but didn’t join the 3 hour (minimum) queues to get in, saw the Trevi (ugly surrounds, but lovely fountain itself), and went into the Pantheon – squeezing in all the sights we could and covering a good amount of ground.

We enjoyed some really delicious wine and cheese that night, before some pizza, and falling into bed. 

Sunday morning we were up bright and early and queuing at the Colosseum before the railings were even up for the day, and as we’d pre-booked our tickets we were inside, on our own, as the hordes waited to buy their tickets. 

We spent some time wandering on the Palatino (which we could see from our lovely hotel), and through the Forum, before buying some lunch in the Jewish quarter, grabbing our bags and heading back to the airport.

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