Options for Alternative Cuisine: This is a big one for us. As much as we both love Italian food, having pizza and pasta everyday gets a little monotonous after a while. Not to mention, eating all those carbs doesn’t help us squeeze into those leotards we have to wear each week for our performances. We’ve found a couple spots in Rome that are incredible. Handmade pasta gems that are so good it’s almost unfair to the inferior surrounding restaurants. There are definitely these hidden secrets around Rome, but in every case they are serving Italian food. Fantastic if you are vacationing in Italy, but not so much if you are used to NYC and it’s endless unique culinary specialties. In fact, we needed some tastes from home so much that when we came back to Italy in Sept, most of our luggage weight was do to cans of refried beans, taco shells, and other necessities for making Mexican food. We had to have it!!
|Inside Notre Dame|
Danger Factor: In all the time we’ve spent in Rome, we’ve never felt any kind of danger or sketchy situation no matter where we’ve been. The only thing to worry about in Rome is being bombarded with the gypsy salesman. Endlessly forcing their crappy toys on anyone who remotely makes eye contact with them. It amazes me that these same guys are out on the streets everyday selling bubble guns and jelly blob toys. Who are buying these trinkets so much that it actually makes it worth their time to go back and sell more?! I’ll never understand it.