Walk. Rome is one of those...
Walk. Rome is one of those cities, like Istanbul, Cairo, and Athens, that needs to be seen on foot. There are too many architectural details and too much street life to miss from inside a tour bus or a taxi. It doesn't matter too much what direction you go, or even where you go. It's all wonderfully interesting and exciting. The sights, the sounds, the smells, altogether you have Roma.
Photo: The Piazza del Campidoglio with a modern copy of a Roman bronze of Marcus Aurelius.
Take a comfortable backpack with not too much weight... Good walking shoes are a must...you will probably walk almost everywhere you go... Make sure you take a lot of film for the many photos you will want to take. A zoom lens also comes in handy for getting to those 'hard to reach' places...
Wrapping paper, cards, and a great Christmas Shop
Great selection of paper, portfolios, pens, art supplies, cards, wrapping paper, boxes, mailing tubes, decorative paper plates and napkins, and briefcases. Come November, they also have the most magnificant Christmas decorations shop you've ever seen! Walk through the store, toward the back right corner, then out the door, across the alley, into the next building. And "Buon Natale" to us all! Mailing tubes for that huge poster you bought on the street, Italian birthday cards, italian Christmas cards, lovely wrapping paper, and Christmas decorations starting in early November. Reasonable prices for Rome and the quality offered.
The best Pasta and Pizza in Rome by far
This restaurant is a few blocks behind the Trevi fountain and away from the hustle and bustle. If having you pint knocked over by tour groups isn't you thing this place is perfect. Both inside and outside are lovely. The food is great though limited menu (pasta mostly). The real show stopper here though is the price which is a welcome break from Rome's traditional 50 euro tourist centers. Oh and the takeaway pizza was a smash too! The creamy spagetti cant remember the name.
Kosher, Mid-Oriental Food
The place is kinda small but homey devoid of any pretentions. Be sure to make reservations before coming so that you'll have a seat
A variety of kosher menus are available though nothing beyond the imagination. If you feel like having a taste of the mid-orient prepared with some religious ceremonies (of Jewish importance), visit this place.
The sauces impressed me and encouraged me to make my own - humus.