Visit the Vatican. Even though...
Visit the Vatican. Even though I am a very lapsed catholic I just had to visit the centre of the Roman Catholic religion.
We arrived on a Sunday & were there for a blessing from 'Il Papa' It was a great event, very moving and I truly envy the thousands of people with such a great faith. Great pizza & red wine!
The Trevi Fountain at night was very impressive too
T-Shirts Speak our Minds
T-shirts with the portrait of Ernesto "Che" Guevara (1928-67), an icon of the 1960s, are still well sold at peace rallies. For those who are not fully familiar with Italian matters the number 5 on some t-shirts is a reference to a TV channel owned by Mr. Berlusconi.
Food is a MUST in Italy...
...And Rome is no exception. To find something unique & renowned at the same time, you should go to Castroni.
At this old-fashioned store, you'll find an amazing array of unusual foodstuffs from around the Mediterranean: herbs from Puglia, pepperoncino oil, cheese from the northern region of Valle d'Aosta.
It is also a place for those longing to eat something North American, which you're
unable to get elsewhere in Italy. The likes of taco shells, corn curls, and peanut butter, in short.
There are loads of bus lines in Rome, which take you wherever the rails don't reach. Simple low-floor city buses by Mercedes-Benz and other Central-European manufacturers are running. There are also some express routes that don't stop everywhere. Most of the bus lines stop working a bit after midnight, but night buses take you home safely.
Buses are air-conditioned, of course, but as windows are usually opened, it's still getting hot in there. In couple of evenings, though, I caught buses that were like fridges!
On peak hours, buses might get packed, but at daytime, it's usually not that bad.
Stops are not announced, but there's a route display in each bus.
Very good pizza
My Vt friend Gili has told that we MUST go here,so we must..He was right,pizza was good.We had to wait for the table outside for 20min,but we were not in hurry.There was many delicius sounding things like antipasti,but that time we didn´t feel like eating anything more than pizza.I believe,that those who love rucola,will have delicious pizza,because if you ordered pizza with rucola,there really was lots of it.Wine was also good.There was allways people waiting for tables.Service was nicer at some other places,but ther wasn´t nothing wrong with it either-we Finns don´t fancy waiter to be "over-friendly"
We were planning to come once more,but it was before we found very good pasta-restaurant.There is too many good restaurants to go,time runs out! We had pizza salami with garlic,and house white wine.Bottom of the pizza was somehow different than usual,in the good way!And housewine was good,like allways in Italy..
By the way-this was cheapest pizzeria in Rome we visited,and best pizza we ate in Rome-usually they don´t come hand in hand.