plus the usual technological snafu
27.06.2006 32 °C
I've been working out of Gambero Rosso's Roma guide for food so far, and with great success. I woke up earlier than everyone this morning, having crashed earlier last night from the jet lag, and hit up a bakery for an apple torte and some cookies for breakfast -- twice as much as we needed, actually, for just 7 euros.
Today's litany of sites visited:
- Hadrian's Tomb / Castel Sant'Angelo
- Ara Pacis (Altar of Augustan Peace)
- Augustus' Mausoleum
- St. John Lateran
- Baths of Caracalla
- Santa Maria at Trastevere
If you match these (in order) against a map, you can get an idea of the walking involved, though we took the Metro from the Piazza di Spagna to St. John Lateran.
After stopping home to shower (temps over 90) and rest, we headed to Trattoria degli Amici nearby, again out of the Gambero Rosso guide. Fantastic stuff, from the Tonarelli alle Vongole (square spaghetti with tiny sweet clams) to the Zuppa di Ceci (Julie's order of chickpea soup) to the Linguine alla Bolognese Allie and Dave had. Besides being delicious, the restaurant is also a project to help employ mentally disable people in the area, so all the courses we had brought out were for a good cause.
I put some pictures on the iPod to upload, but the computer here can't read it. So much for that. Tomorrow I will try to get that figured out and get some up here. Until then.