Days of Pasta and Gelati

Pantheon interior

DAY 1: Friday, March 22

Gelato flavor: Stracciatella (like chocolate chip, but not really like chocolate chip)

Pasta: Fettucine con funghi (with a light cream sauce and fresh mushrooms.)

Oh, and we saw Piazza Navona and the Pantheon. This was our first day. None of us had slept well on the plane, so we were all a little delirious. On a recommendation from both Rick Steves and the owner of our B&B, we set out to find Baffetto, a local pizzaria. We got lost. Little did we know that this would be a trend for us — setting out to find a restaurant and getting lost. Good news? We ended up very near Piazza Navona – a beautiful piazza and former racetrack. It boasts the famous Four Rivers Fountain by Bernini. My man, Bernini, could work with some marble.

Piazza Cavour

Piazza Cavour in the Prati district where we stayed.


The boys in front of Bernini's Four Rivers Fountain

The boys in front of Bernini’s Four Rivers Fountain in Piazza Navona.


Laura and Tom inside the Pantheon

Laura and Tom inside the Pantheon


Umberto Bridge

Sant’Angelo bridge with Castel Sant’Angelo in background.


3 responses to “Days of Pasta and Gelati

  1. Rome–One of my favorite places in the world. Enjoy every minute. Oh, and by the way, I recommend the fresh cantaloupe gelato. 🙂


  2. Love Bernini. If it ain’t “baroque” don’t fix it, as the old joke goes. Glad you’re having a wonderful time. Love the pictures! My turn to go next, hopefully. (Not starting any rumors though. I need to get the cash first!)


  3. Linda – Bernini blew me away. I’m so sad I couldn’t take photos of the stunning sculpture in the Borghese.
    Sandra – Rome is indeed a lovely city. It’s been especially fun to introduce our boys to Italy.


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