Me at Trevi fountain:
I did not have the chicken, but perhaps if I did I would have felt eternally peaceful...
- I had the most bizarre trip to the doctor in my life. Diagnosis for my lingering cough: "Is OK". At that point the visit was over.
- If it's raining hard and there are huge taxi lineups, go for a Limoncella and get your palm read instead
- Limoncella really is wonderful and gives a cold a good quick kick in the ass
- The cafe downstairs knows my order by now and I get a huge greeting when I arrive - and I get to pick a different cornetta every day (Italian name for crissant)
- If you impulsively order a bowl of soup after seeing it served at the adjacent table, you might pay more for it than your meal: pesto spaghetti 8E, mushroom soup 10E - but it was really good
- At Trevi fountain, there are guys with modern Polaroid-type cameras who will take your pic for a fee (skip it, more fun to take your own self-portrait and swap cameras with other tourists; other wandering sales guys: tripods and roses
- If it rains, entrepreneuring guys selling umbrellas magically appear everywhere - spent 10E for a lime green folding umbrella that I'll leave behind for my flatmate here (note to self: actually carry small lightweight folding umbrella lugged from Canada in purse when rain is forecast!)
- Pizza by the slice places here sell by weight; you point to the pizza you want and gesture how much you want cut off (with scissors!); if you take it to go, they fold it in half and wrap it so you can eat it as you walk
- My travel budget is thankful that the darling deep jade green suede/leather boots that caught my eye did not come in my size
- Proven gelatto combination: limone, fragola, stracitella
- Buffallo mozzerella is to die for
- Rome streets really are madness!
Recent experiences have included:
- National Museum of Rome
- Vatican Museums night tour
Will write soon on some of these, and other earlier experiences....
Off to Florence on Friday for 4 nights, then onto Venice for 2 nights, then I fly from then to Berlin on October 1st...
For now, it's a beautiful day (after many rainy ones), so I am heading out to explore...