Sunday, October 18, 2015

Trip to Italy (Rome - October 2015)...Full day of fun

Very seasonal puntarelle - Rome's traditional vegetable with anchovy sauce

During the day, I enjoyed walking around town.

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It was a beautiful sunny day and I didn't even need a jacket.

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I joined a walking tour of Vatican. Unbelievable experience.

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In the evening, I met with my friend Hiroto, he's been living in Rome for over 15 years. He's a food & wine professional. He first took me to a local bar/ restaurant for aperitivo.

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Then, we walked to a traditional Roman trattoria, Osteria dell'Angelo, which is popular among locals.

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Hiroto is a regular at this restaurant and knows everybody there. The owner, Angelo, is such a sweet guy.

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Everybody there was so sweet.

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Wonderful dinner! After antipasti, we had amatriciani, cache e pepe, very seasonal puntarelle, veal shake, etc. I was so full.

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Then, we strolled in the city. Had some late night coffee at a popular caffe.

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Then, gelato.

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What a fantastic full day in Rome!