Rome: Gelateria Lo Scimmiotto

I wasn’t planning to eat gelato at 10:30 in the morning. I just went in to waste time while waiting for Tazza D’Oro to open and this gelato shop was just across it. Look how near Gelateria Lo Scimmiotto was to the Pantheon. Of all the gelato we’ve eaten in Italy this was the most commercialContinue reading “Rome: Gelateria Lo Scimmiotto”

Rome: Fior di Luna Gelato

No meal in Rome is complete without gelato for dessert. This was the only gelato store we saw in Travestere. I was initially hesitant since this was the first gelato we were going to eat that wasn’t held inside stainless covered cylinders. The sign for their ingredients gave me hope for good gelato. This wasContinue reading “Rome: Fior di Luna Gelato”

Rome: Ristorante la Canonica

Since we’ve eaten mostly at restaurants near our B&B in Rome we wanted a change of scenery so we went to Travestere, an area popular with tourists and filled with lots of bars and restaurants. We walked and walked looking for a restaurant that didn’t scream ‘tourists eat here!” We also didn’t want a newContinue reading “Rome: Ristorante la Canonica”

Vatican City: The Scavi Tour & St. Peter’s Basilica

Everybody who goes to Rome makes it a point to visit the Vatican City. The Vatican museum and St. Peter’s Basilica are the top most visited sites in Italy. What many may not know is another special tour to the Vatican Necropolis (Scavi) underneath the Basilica where Tomb of St. Peter is located. Luckily I readContinue reading “Vatican City: The Scavi Tour & St. Peter’s Basilica”

Rome: Pizzeria Dal Paino, Piazza Navona

I wasn’t giving up. I still wanted to find great pizza in Italy. My search took us to Pizzeria Baffeto which was in several lists of ‘must eats’ in Rome. What I neglected to read on my research was the opening hours of Baffeto. No wonder there were no lines, the pizzeria was open forContinue reading “Rome: Pizzeria Dal Paino, Piazza Navona”

Rome: Trattoria al Moro, Caffe Greco, Baccano Gelato

So far most of the meals we’ve had in Italy were disappointing with some mediocre dishes that served to merely fill our tummies. That changed when we had dinner at Trattoria al Moro. We were quite famished having skipped lunch and spent the day at the Vatican museum and we arrived a little too earlyContinue reading “Rome: Trattoria al Moro, Caffe Greco, Baccano Gelato”

Rome: Vatican Museum

From the Colosseum and after lunch of gelato we rode the Metro to the Vatican Museum. I bought tickets for a guided tour from the Vatican’s website. I advise taking a guided tour so you will know more information about the things inside the big, big museum. The tour which included the Sistine chapel costContinue reading “Rome: Vatican Museum”