Eating out is an integral part to any holiday. When it’s Rome, you kinda have too!
I whisked my now husband away on a surprise long weekend trip to celebrate his birthday. We stayed at the Li Rioni Bed & Breakfast and was a mere stones throw from the Colosseum and soooo easy to get to from the airport!
(This guide was essential!)
For a room (especially a city room), it was incredibly spacious, clean and quirky!
The roof terrace had an incredible view of the Colosseum. Unfortunately it was far too hot to eat breakfast in the mornings, but we made a special effort to grab a bottle of Prosecco from the local supermarket and sit there in the evenings, which we always had to ourselves (the Prosecco and the terrace).
We absolutely loved our stay here, it was central and perfect for our needs. We knew we would be exploring Rome and would want to be trying different restaurants so a Bed & Breakfast was perfect for us. The owners were incredibly friendly and knowledgeable aswel. They own Pizzeria (Li Rioni) just a short walk away and i can safely say it was the best pizza i tasted in Rome! Trust me, i tried ALLLLL the pizza! (Best to book as its super popular!)
On our first afternoon (after our stupidly early morning flight on easyJet, my bad!) I had booked us for a late lunch at La locanda del prosciutto, only a 25 minute walk from the b&b. We arrived in the area a little early so went to a bar just round the corner and ordered some bruschetta. Our first mistake!
Don’t get me wrong, it was incredible, delicious, fresh, mouthwatering… the kind of food where you think ‘wow this is so simple, why can’t we do this at home’ (i’l tell you why, we don’t get the quality ingredients in abundance in ole sunny Blighty).
No, our mistake was: we ate before our meal.
And our meal turned out to be huge.
And equally delicious.
And a lesson we didn’t learn when in Rome…*
*I’m not going to lie, we did this every single day at practically every single meal….
La locanda del prosciutto is a lovely little bar tucked away in a cellar near the Pantheon.
It’s delicacies are: Meat and Cheese.
This was the way to my husbands heart!
We ordered a mixed plate and was talked through what we had. I can hands up say that everything was amazing BUT the truffle cheese was a particular winner!
I was recently asked about recommendations when going to Rome and this place is one of them if your mad on your meat and cheese of course.
We wondered around until evening where we explored a few bars and grabbed a small bite to eat…
Sort of pizza sandwiches. So yummy!
There are loads of these pizza/sandwich places dotted around on every street pretty much. I highly recommend you try one!
The best time to be seen out in Italy is at night, where there is all ranges of entertainment until the early hours (everything from markets and music bands to dancers and late night shopping. We even saw an outdoor cinema down by the river).
The perfect Italian evening!