HISTORIA Y BELLEZA
es una ciudad que es yo pienso una obligacion de visitarla, por su pasado historico, la belleza de su arquitectura, la ciudad del vaticano, palazzo borghese, creo que se nesesitarian por lo menos unos 10 dias para poder decir visite roma.
Don't think of them as beggars - they're working
You will see them all over Rome - in the streets, parks and many restaurants - musicians singing, playing instruments, alone and in groups - mimes, gladiators ready to pose for a photo with you. As a matter of fact, some are quite good - this guy's violin was enchanting and a nice crowd gathered for him. I'm sure most of them would be doing other work if they could make a better living.
The display in the window is just mouthwatering!
The place is stuffed with sweet and savory goodies.
My attention got especially caught by the baked
figures , used as a decorative element to make
a present with sweets look better.
All those sorts of crispy sticks with sesamy
seeds. You don't know what to choose.
On foot! Don't use a taxi. ...
On foot! Don't use a taxi. However, if time is limited, an organised day trip taking in The Colisseum and Capitoline will take care of the more difficult to access places. Crossing the road can be a nightmare in Rome, you have to be foreceful about it, and trust that the crazy drivers would rather not damage their cars by driving into you!
Charming and Great Value near the Spanish Steps
A small, charming, family run, friendly, cozy restaurant, not very expensive, especially noteworthy given its location so close to the pricey Spanish Steps area. (It's just off Via del Babuino -- please note the address is VICOLO del Babuino. Vicolo means a smaller street or alley -- and it is just off VIA del Babuino, about halfway between the Spanish Steps and Piazza del Popolo.)
There are a few outdoor tables, but the interior is lovely and inviting -- the walls are lined with huge modern art canvases which change regularly. For some reason, in an old Roman building, they look perfectly in place.
They are best known for their speciality of the house -- "spaghetti al cartoccio con frutti di mare" which is spaghetti with seafood (shell fish) cooked and served in a foil packet, delivered to your table, keeping all the juices in. Delicious. Everything else I've had there has been wonderful, and even when I ate alone there recently, I've been treated well.
The house white, from the Castelli Romani, is lovely. That's exactly what you see in my photo! Abbacchio (lamb) with potatoes, fettucine with artichokes, and linguine al broccoletti. Also the pasta and bean soup and the above mentioned spaghetti and seafood in foil.