Goodbye Rome

It’s our last night and day in Rome, the eternal city.  Six days have been more than enough to see and experience most of what a big city has to offer.  No doubt there was more we could have seen, more tours we could have joined and more ancient sites we could have visited, they are everywhere. 

The thing we have enjoyed most is wandering around the city without an agenda or tour schedule.  This way you get to meet local Romans and discover cafes that are visited by locals more than tourists and deli’s selling all sorts of smoked meat and salami, cheese, olives and wine. We made this our dinner on more than one occasion. 

One of our favorite places to eat was a small family run pizza and pasta place call Grano.  Not just because the pizza and pasta were fantastic and all made on site by hand, but because of the owner Domenico and his uncle who were very welcoming and excited to see us every time we visited.

You will find Grano’s down a set of stairs that lead from Via Quattro Novembre to Via Magnanapoli.  Across from Grano’s is a great little Gelato place and on the corner at the top of the stairs you will find authentic Sicily Canoli. 

We learnt the hard way that it’s a good idea to avoid restaurants and cafe’s that have people out the front trying to get you to come inside, especially if they are speaking english. They are expensive and the food isn’t great. 

As we prepare to leave Rome and head to Naples we woke early decided to have one last look at the Trevi Fountain.  If you want to see it without 1000’s of people then early in the morning is the way to go.  It was one last kiss as we said goodbye to Rome! 


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