|Another walk in Rome
||[Feb. 18th, 2014|05:00 pm]
Daeva from the Soil
Yesterday, profitting of an unfortunate misunderstanding where Babi ditched me in the park of Villa Borghese, I decided to give a sense to my trip and take a touristic walk in Rome, as an excuse to gain material for a sort of "touristic blog" about this city that hopefully I could launch in the next days.
I'm probably being narrow-minded and pigheaded, but to me there will never be a city more beautiful than Rome.
I may understand that many persons would never get used to its sempiternal chaos, the way its citizens make fun of you, the WTFness of public transportations or the gipsy pickpocketers at the train stations, but let's be honest: walk around here and you'll always feel like you're part of a movie.
At a certain point you'll think "Is it possible to have all this beauty in just one spot?" and hopefully you'll forgive all the shit that you had to go through before you realized it--
--But let's quit it with this lyricism that nobody appreciates anymore XD
So, as I walked towards the park I noticed this HUGE HOLE in the middle of Via del Corso ò____o;
I had to take a pic to reassure M3n747 who's always complaining about the status of Polish roads XD Here, look at this!
The bad thing of it is that the car traffic was completely fucked up, the nice thing is that the whole road was turned into a pedestrian area *_* Oooh, walking around there without worrying of cars and buses trying to kill you-- (and viceversa!)
So, the first step of this tiny tour of mine (where I just did one bit of all the things that I wanted to do ;_; ) was Villa Borghese.
I love this place because of the peace that you can savour here, the wonderful museums and the lovely style of its architecture and decoration.
I never realized that the park is heart-shaped, LOL.
I was surprised to see this tree in bloom (and many more like it in the rest of the park):
It looks like a cherry tree in a disturbing way, but this is definitely not the right season... In the end I assumed that it's some variety of plum tree, but I'm not so sure of it.
*Tra i Fiori bunnies rumpbling in my head*
I'll talk about the park and my walk through it properly on the touristic blog that I told you about, for now I just want to share a few pics of my favourite spots:
Once I was done with (a little bit of) the park, I decided that it was time to have some lunch.
I decided that it was the right time to try some "real" Roman cooking in the Jewish Ghetto.
I got lost a thousand times and walked I don't know how many kilometers (I should buy a map) but in the end I reached my location...
The most of the Jewish restaurants is placed by the Portico d'Ottavia.
If you ever come to Rome, you have to know that the best place to eat and flavour authentic Roman cooking, using recipes and ingredients of the tradition, is here.
The Jewish community of Rome is an historical one: these guys prides themselves of their Roman roots even more than Romans themselves, so if you're escaping touristic menu based on that dubious "Alfredo's Pasta" your best pick is here.
--Make sure to realize that the prices for a meal here are WAY higher than average.
But I think that once in your life, it's a worth experience (and you'll eat freakin' well!)...
Anyway, I picked the first restaurant that I found, Giardino Romano, and entered.
You can see the rest of my meal on Food Spam, when the damn thing will be uploaded XD but for now I just want to share the so-called "Ghetto's appetizers":
It's a mix of fried delicacies.
The most important is probably the Carciofi alla Giudia ("Jewish-style Artichokes"), deep-fried in a flower-shape.
I really love artichokes∼ and it was about time that I tried this delicacy!
After I stuffed myself like a pig, I resumed my walk.
Here I'm crossing the Tiber to reach the church of Santa Maria in Trastevere, one of the oldest churches in Rome, to finally pay a proper visit.
The Tiber is pretty pissed off ^_^;
The damages of the recent storms and floods are still visible along its course.
And here are a few shots of the church:
And, well, that's all ^_^
I hoped that this tiny post charmed you at least a little bit!
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