Hard to believe that the largest church in the world was built almost 400 years ago. It must have been amazing to visit when it was built!
Daydreaming on this gloomy Saturday, got me thinking about my travels. Usually, I’m no city person but quality family time, long meals, the generosity of people and the walkability made Rome this past April feel surprisingly comforting. Sharing my highlights here:
1. Mercato di Campagna Amica del Circo Massimo -> best weekend food market, if you don’t speak Italian prepare to do a lot of pointing (which may get you free cheese in return if you’re friendly ☺️)
2. Pasticceria Barberini -> just go, and rejoice in eating a donut with whipped cream for breakfast
3. La Villetta -> you should go because you’re my friend, but please don’t tell anyone else about it because La Villetta is the best restaurant in Rome and we don’t want it to turn into a tourist trap now do we?! 4. The Granita at La Casa del Caffe Tazza d’Oro -> frozen coffee granules with (more) whipped cream. Enough said.
5. Gelateria Fatamorgana in Trastevere -> there’s gelato and then there’s Fatamorgana.
6. The Orange Garden on Aventine Hill -> this was such a beautiful, peaceful space with a wonderful overlook of Rome. A perfect place for a picnic or to be cheesin‘ with Papa!