Michele and I are back from Rome where we spent about a month. Here are some photos of my favorite experiences.
At Caffe Ruschena where we went often for breakfast.
Cornetto filled with pastry cream and a cappuccino.
At Gran Caffe La Caffettiera, good for coffee break, drinks, light lunch
Toasted focaccia with zucchini flowers, mozzarella and anchovies.
Piazza del Popolo from the Borghese Gardens
Water Buffalo chops, sauteed chicory and roast potatoes in a restaurant in Anagni a town a short distance from Rome
Ciampini is a caffe where you can enjoy a meal or a drink or a gelato with great people-watching.
Stracciatella and chocolate gelato at Ciampini
The view from the roof of the Raphael Hotel where we met a friend for drinks before lunch
Anchovies with bread and butter
A view of the Vatican
Restaurant Cavaliere Gino al Parlamento
Chicken and peppers Roman style
Castel Sant’Angelo at night
Enoteca L’Angolo di Vino
Cheese and salumi
Crostini with broccoli rabe and sun dried tomatoes
Serrano Ham at Roscioli
Roast suckling pig with potatoes
Trattoria Checchino del 1887
Assaggio di Fagioli e Cotiche- pig skin with borlotti beans cooked with tomato.
Susan and Michele in the Piazza Novona
Trattoria Il Matriciano
Fried zucchini flowers stuffed with mozzarella and anchovies
Fried artichokes alla giudia
Roasted turbot with artichokes and potatoes
View from the Spanish Steps
A side trip to Naples
Trattoria San Ferdinando
Taverna Santa Chiara
Grilled Pork Sausages with Friarielli
Mimi alla Ferrovia
It was a wonderful trip and we are looking forward to going back soon!!