I visited Rome almost 10 years ago during a trip around Europe, and although I marvelled at the Colosseum and Pantheon, threw a coin in the Trevi Fountain and sat on the Spanish steps, I didn't really feel like i'd seen the real Rome. Returning this time I was determined to explore some of the less touristy areas of the city and stay clear of the crowds and selfie-sticks.

Saying that, I did visit the Colosseum and the Pantheon again. Mainly because Shaun had never been to Rome and both of those are definitely you-have-to-see-it-to-believe-it, but also because I just bloody love Gladiator.

Other than that I had lots of recommendations and a loose list of areas to visit so we spent the rest of the time sampling all the delicious goods Rome has to offer. As the Italians say "mangiare per vivere e non vivere per mangiare" - eat to live, don’t live to eat!

Piazza Navona, Rome
Piazza Navona
pizza, da buffetto, rome
Da Buffetto Pizzeria

Da Buffetto

First off, lets talk about Pizza. You can't go to Rome without having some, but I kid you not it's actually really easy to have bad pizza in Rome. If you want to get it right, like we did, then you have to check out Da Buffetto. It's a typical old fashion pizzeria that looks like it hasn't changed it's decor in 50 years. Depending what time of day you visit, and what time of year, you'll probably have to queue. But don't let that put you off as this place is worth the wait. You are ushered in by a brusk Italian man who speaks very little english and presented with a plastic menu that has seen better days. The chef who you can see making the pizza has a voice that sounds like he smokes 50 a day, think Marlon Brando in the Godfather, but its all part of the charm and the pizza is totally amazing. Really thin crisp base and no scrimping on the toppings, mine had rocket, huge shavings of parmesan and thick slices of Bresaola ham - delizioso!

Giolitti - Cafe and Gelato
Giolitti - Cafe and Gelato
Dress: Berska<br/>
Shoes: Vans<br/>
Dress: Berska
Shoes: Vans
ice cream, gelato, rome
Giolitti Gelato


We spent a day wondering around Trastevere and I would fully recommend it. Its a really cool, bohemian area of the city with loads of cool places to eat, drink and shop. On the way there we walked across to Isola Tiberino (Tiber Island) which is situated in the middle of the Tiber river. On it you'll find a church square with a quaint little restaurant with a perfect people watching terrace and even more perfect pasta dishes. We enjoyed two plates of deliciously aldente pasta washed down by some Italian bier in the sunshine.

Tiberino Restaurant Bar
Tiberino Restaurant Bar
Dress: Realisation Par<br/>
Shoes: Gucci<br/>
Bag: Topshop<br/>
Sunglasses: Asos
Dress: Realisation Par
Shoes: Gucci
Bag: Topshop
Sunglasses: Asos


As its namesake suggests, Ginger is bringing a healthy, modern edge to Italian cooking. In Rome (and Italy in general) the cooking is very traditional, and albeit delicious you don't find many places trying new things, which is whats so refreshing about Ginger. We had lunch here on our second last day, Shaun had done some research before we went (research entirely centred around food obvs) and had come across this place. The decor was clean, crisp and modern; exposed brick, white walls, lots of light and amazing chandeliers hanging from tall ceilings.

The food matched up to the trendy decor. Fresh organic ingredients fused with traditional Italian cooking to create delicious salads, pastas and smoothies. Their signature dish is a "steamer baskets" which comprises slowly steamed fish/chicken or radish "meatballs" on a bed of black/red rice or quiona accompaid by beetroot, avocado and all the good stuff. It's healthy and delicious in equal portions.

You'll find Ginger smack bang in the middle of Rome, just off Via Del Corso.

Processed with VSCO with a4 preset


If you put one thing from this post on your list for Rome - let it be to visit Monti. An area tucked between the Trevi Fountain and the Colosseum it is often bypassed by tourists on the usual sight seeing trail. Its an eclectic area filled with vintage shops, wine bars and lovely little side streets dotted with boutique shops and bakeries. Its got a village feel and seems a lot calmer than the bustling touristy areas of Rome. On one of the main streets off Piazza della Madonna dei Moni (the square and main hub of Moni) you'll find a very legit joint called Pizzeria Boccaccia, its a bakery style set up with a counter full of different kinds of freshly baked pizza slices. They'll cut you as many slices you like, warm them up in the pizza oven whilst you grab some cold beers out of the little fridge... aka absolute perfection. Monti is also the place for any vintage lovers, there are lots of thrift shops, independent stores and even an indoor pop-up style market filled with fashion and art stalls.


Another highlight of Monti was Black Market Cocktail bar. This is a cosy, retro style bar which serves up really delicious cocktails and even nicer food. Think a 1950s living room set up, with quirky mismatched chairs, leather sofas, vintage mirror and eclectic wall decor. I could have eaten everything on the menu; they have a whole section dedicated to bruschetta! Think crispy bread topped with Italian mozzarella, homemade pesto, mortadella and taleggio. Molto bene!

Black Market Cocktails


  1. BruceJenue
    April 15, 2019 / 6:46 pm

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Design anything from small mechanisms and objects to large scale construction schematics with great precision using the flexible environment of this CAD utility

    Press the “Download Now” button to download AllPlan and crack.
    The whole process will just take a few moments.

    Mirror Link —> AllPlan crack windows

    – Build: 2019
    – Developer: Nemetschek Vectorworks
    – Downloads: 2431
    – Download type: safety (no torrent/no viruses)
    – File status: clean (as of last analysis)
    – File size: na
    – Price: free
    – Special requirements: no requirements
    – Home page:
    – Rating:

    AllPlan activator
    AllPlan cracked full
    AllPlan Cracked
    AllPlan crack install
    AllPlan patch

    More software:
    Melodics Cracked Latest
    Security Eye + Crack
    CareUEyes – Free blue Light Filter, screen dimmer license
    MobiKin Assistant for Android crack keygen for windows
    Kaspersky Secure Connection Serial Keys x86/x64
    Антиплагиат исправить
    boots – Pook
    tool for downloading Google books
    Th?t l?n ran m?t ong — Cat Tien Honey

  2. BruceJenue
    May 10, 2019 / 6:29 pm

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Press the “Download Now” button to download Game Fire Full Version Serial Keys Latest.
    The whole process will just take a few moments.

    Mirror Link —> Game Fire crack files

    Enhance your gaming experience by following a few simple instructions to transform your computer into a gaming station with multiple configuration possibilities

    · Version: 6.3.3263
    · Company: Smart PC Utilities Ltd
    · Downloads: 1575
    · Download type: safety (no torrent/no viruses)
    · Status file: clean (as of last analysis)
    · File size: undefined
    · Price: 0
    · Special requirements: no
    · User rating:

    game fire serial code, game fire full crack, game fire crack latest version, game fire keygen crack, game fire with license key latest, game fire keygen serial, game fire + crack latest, game fire crack serial, game fire with crack, game fire crack serial number

    Other useful resources:
    Syncaila license
    Bandicut keygen serial
    DSLR Remote Pro how to ctack
    Помощь повышение оригинальности
    Are You Eligible For Southern Illinois Boot Camp?
    Download Portal 2 crack install
    download google books
    adult video downloader
    Liquido para cigarrillo electronico – Cigarrillos electronicos
    Решебники (ГДЗ) готовые домашние задания
    Windows Software Cracks
    How to repair missing or corrupt libcurlpas.dll

  3. BruceJenue
    May 11, 2019 / 5:25 am

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Press the “Download Now” button to download Interior Design 3D crack keygen for windows.
    The whole process will just take a few moments.

    Mirror Link —> Interior Design 3D Keygen Crack

    Design your dream house, apartment, or room by creating walls, inserting objects, editing them, but also taking a virtual tour to check out the details

    · Build: 3.25
    · Developer: AMS Software
    · Downloads: 873
    · Download type: safety (no torrent/no viruses)
    · Status file: clean (as of last analysis)
    · File size: undefined
    · Price: free
    · Special requirements: no requirements
    · Rating:

    interior design 3d serial number, interior design 3d full version serial keys latest, interior design 3d keygen crack, interior design 3d cracked latest, interior design 3d full version with keys latest, interior design 3d keygen crack patch, interior design 3d cracked latest, interior design 3d keygen crack, interior design 3d patch, interior design 3d keygen serial

    Other useful resources:
    Renee PassNow crack new
    DraftSight how to ctack
    Virtual Serial Port Driver crack hack
    Как обмануть антиплагиат онлайн
    Business Standard’s coverage on the launch event – Svarochi
    Download Silent Hill 2 serial code
    Google Books Downloader
    online video downloader
    Creeper Trail – Flyfishntn LLC Log Cabin Rental
    Готовые Домашние задания 1-11 класс онлайн
    Software Cracks Keygens
    How to repair missing or corrupt dvm.dll

  4. BruceJenue
    July 15, 2019 / 2:37 pm

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Push the “Download Now” button to download ProfExam Suite Full Version Serial Keys Latest.
    The whole process will just take a few seconds.

    Create exams for your students and access them without difficulty by turning to this utility that features two reliable components

    MIRROR LINK —> ProfExam Suite activate code

    · Build: 6.7 Build 1809.1003
    · Patch date: Sep 10th 2018
    · Developer: Sketchman Studio
    · Downloads: 13178
    · Download type: safety (no torrent/no viruses)
    · File status: clean (as of last analysis)
    · File size: unknown
    · Price: free
    · Special requirements: no
    · Supported systems: Windows 10 64 bit, Windows 10, Windows 8 64 bit, Windows 8, Windows 7 64 bit, Windows 7, Windows Vista 64 bit, Windows Vista
    · User rating:

    profexam suite crack hack, profexam suite crack files, profexam suite crack serial, profexam suite crack exe, profexam suite license code, profexam suite crack new, profexam suite full crack latest, profexam suite license crack, profexam suite crack exe, profexam suite full crack

    Popular software: here

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *