Il Fornaio Bakery in Rome, Italy

Il Fornaio bakery

Il Fornaio located at Via de’ Baullari, 5, 00186 Roma RM in Italy

Sept. 6, 2018:  It was such a hot and sunny day that we sought refugee inside this Italian bakery for some authentic pastries and snacks.  There weren’t a lot of visitors here on a weekday at 3:30 p.m.  After we picked the items we wanted, we paid and then sat down at the only table that was in the bakery.  They had so many types of pastries that I can’t even name them all (and I Continue reading

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Rome, Italy 2018 ~ Day 4: Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Campo de’ Fiori, Trastevere, Tiber Island

 Rome streets

Lots of walking on the fourth day in Italy

Thurs. Sept. 6, 2018.  Day 4:

It was a mildly relaxing day today with lots of sights to see but with mostly casual trips and sightseeing; nothing too ambitious like the past two days. 😀

We started with the first meal of the day at La Pasticceria Siciliana again with a pastry and hot beverage each.  This time, I opted for a Cestino di Melle for an extra €1 in exchange of a regular croissant and a caffe latte Continue reading

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Trattoria da Augusto in Rome, Italy

Trattoria da Augusto dinner service

Trattoria da Augusto located at Vicolo De’ Renzi, 15, 00153 Roma RM in Italy

September 6, 2018:  Our BnB host highly recommended Trattoria da Augusto for an authentic “down home cooking kitchen” experience.  We were certainly up for it and put it on our itinerary for the last day.  Unfortunately, Trattoria da Augusto‘s dinner service didn’t begin until 8 p.m.  We wandered around the neighborhood of Travestvere before arriving at the doors at Continue reading

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Rome, Italy 2018. Day 3 ~ Colosseum, Double Pizzas, Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain, Double Desserts

Colosseum

Inside the famed Colosseum!

Day 3.  Wed. Sept. 5, 2018:

On this third day of our Rome adventures, we hurriedly rushed out of the door again in order to make it to the breakfast place to grab our croissants and beverages and in order to catch our 10:30 a.m. reservation at the Colosseum.

At La Pasticceria Siciliana, I had the plain croissant this time followed with a caffe latte again.  Continue reading

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Ristorante Sant’Andrea in Rome, Italy

Ristorante Sant'Andrea pasta

Ristorante Sant’Andrea located at Via di Sant’Andrea delle Fratte, 9, 00187 Roma RM in Italy

September 5, 2018:  After marvelling at the magnificent Trevi Fountain, we browsed the nearby streets for a restaurant for dinner.  Vince gave us a tip to look for restaurants with the “trattoria” word in it (which meant simple Italian dishes that usually were more local and less commercial).  It took us a while to weed through the tourist traps, but we finally spotted a nice-looking restaurant with the “trattoria” sign.

This restaurant was called “Ristorante Sant’Andrea” and Continue reading

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Naumachia Ristorante in Rome, Italy

Naumachia Ristorante food

Naumachia Ristorante located at Via Celimontana, 7, 00184 Roma RM in Italy

September 5, 2018:  After visiting the Colosseum, it was time for lunch.  We crossed the street and passed by many tourist trap restaurants (as many as we could) before choosing Naumachia Ristorante.  There were many customers dining in at this time and I felt especially lucky to be given a window seat facing the streets!   Continue reading

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Rome, Italy 2018 ~ Day 2: Vatican Museum, St. Peter’s Square, Castel Sant’Angelo

selfie in front of Bernini's fountain

Second day in Rome, Italy!

Tues. Sept 4, 2018.  Day 2:  This morning, we grabbed a quick breakfast (which was complimentary as part of our BnB at the neighbouring café).

To my surprise, this was a very popular café that served lots of pastries and coffee and not just dinky ones.  We were running late for our 12:30 p.m. booking for the Vatican Museum (Musei Vaticani), so we Continue reading

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