Piazza Navona, Fontana Di...
Piazza Navona, Fontana Di Trevi, San Pietro, Colloseo, Forum, The Bone Church, i forget...if i remember i shall come back here and tell you...mi dispiace... It has been awhile but living in Rome for 7 months is such unforgettable experience for me. My favourite spot is Piazza Navona eventhough it is a meatmarket. It's magical and it's full of spirit. I missed walking on those narrow streets of Rome..with cobble stones..missed the sound that those small cars and mopeds make. The Italians are wonderful, great sense of humour, sense of fashion, and most of all the food!
I missed the art, the history, architecture, the old-fashioned streets, the culture, and most of all the idea of being there. It's amazing!!
Good shoes and tupperware...
Good walking shoes!!! Dozens of films!!! If you want to use electrical equipment, make sure to bring an adapter with you!!!
As stupid as it might sound: we had a lunch box with us, which was nice to carry along our sandwiches for our impromptu picnics... (or the salami and cheese to supplement the sweet breakfast at the B&B)!
If you're a dancer
Close to the Santa Maria Maggiore basilica, I stumbled upon a dancewear store called Coppelia. Being a dancer, I just had to check it out! It's quite small but there are all sorts of dance shoes, clothes, etc. Since they had brands that are not available in my hometown's dancewear store, I took advantage of the opportunity and tried on many pairs of pointe shoes (and ended up buying a pair of Grishko 2007 pointes). Pointe shoes and ballet slippers (brands include Bloch, Grishko, Prima Soft, Porselli, Freed, Gaynor Minden), leotards, tights, dance sweaters, skirts, jazz pants, etc. Mostly ballet stuff, but I also saw some jazz shoes and sneakers. I think I paid around 40-50 Euros for the Grishko pointe shoes.
When in Rome...
The food and the service were FABULOUS!! We tried not to dine @ the same place twice while on our two week trip to Rome but it couldn't be helped. Memories of Suggestum kept us coming back for more. Located just blocks from the Spainsh steps, Trevi and Pantheon it is very conveinently located. Pleasant atmoshphere with outstanding cuisine. My all time favorite dish is the Tortellini with Proscuitto in a cream sauce. Outstanding!! Also enjoyed anything containing the porcini mushrooms. Still dream of these meals!!!
Gelato anyone !?
Gelateria della Palma is an ice cream lovers heaven!
Located just up from the Pantheon, there are 100 or so flavours of delicious gelato to choose from.
There is nothing better than buying a scoop or two and then wandering back to Piazza della Rotonda, taking a seat by the fountain and relaxing. It is so hard to decide....hmmmm ..... I always love the coffee....and the hazelnut .... and the pistachio ..... and ..... and ....