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Italy 2014 Day 4: Da Bucatino (Rome)

January 5: this was to be our last full day in Rome. The weather did not seem like it was going to cooperate so we figured this would be another good day to devote to palazzos and other indoor spaces we had not visited before. First stop? Palazzo Barberini. We really wanted to see the collection of art there, which promised works by Caravaggio, Raphael, and Hans Holbein.

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Italy 2014 Day 3: Pizzeria Bibo and Trattoria “Da Oio” A Casa Mia (Rome)

Day three and we actually did have to get up early today: we had 9am entry tickets for the Galleria Borghese. For those who don’t know, this art and sculpture collection features stunning works by Caravaggio, Titian, Raphael, and Bernini—just to name a few. You are also only allowed 2 hours entry before being kicked out and advance reservations are a must. So while we’d visited before on our 2009 trip to Rome, it was definitely worth going back for a second time to spend more time with these magnificent works of art.

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Italy 2014 Day 1: Volpetti and Ristorante Sant’Anna (Rome)

I am just back from 17 days in Italy with the sweetie, which we spent traveling between Rome, Naples, Salerno and various stops along the Amalfi Coast. Needless to say we saw a tremendous number of sites, from the Vatican to the ruins of Pompeii and Paestum—we even got to visit a buffalo mozzarella farm!

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10 Authentic Dishes to Enjoy in Rome, Italy

Traditional Meals and Delicacies to Savor in the Eternal City

Rome is one of Italy’s most popular tourist destinations, yet many visitors miss the opportunity to enjoy truly authentic Roman cuisine. The unique specialties of Roman cooking reflect the ancient city’s rich history and varying cultural influences, from the offal meats first prepared by the butchers of the Testaccio district to the Jewish traditions followed in the Roman Ghetto. Pasta is of course a mainstay of the Roman diet, but you should be sure to try those preparations and sauces which are most typical to the region instead of generic “Spaghetti Marinara” or “Fettucine Alfredo” as may appear far too often on Roman restaurants’ “Menus Turistico.” What follows are 10 specialties of Roman cuisine you should try to enjoy when visiting the Eternal City.

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