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The Italian Job: Rome, Part III

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An October 2004 trip to Rome by KJP

Alfredo e Ada Photo, Rome, Italy More Photos
Quote: In this final installment from Rome, we cross the Tiber to explore Castel Sant’Angelo and Trastevere, scour Rome’s churches for priceless works of art, and bid the Eternal City addio with a memorable final dinner. We conclude by offering some tips for the would-be visitor.

Alfredo e Ada

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Restaurant | "Da Ada"

Alfredo e Ada Photo, Rome, Italy
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Make sure you know the address, since there’s no sign. They don’t accept reservations (they don’t have a phone), there’s no menu, the house wine is nothing to write home about, they’re closed on weekends, and it’s likely you’ll have to share one of the limited number of tables with other patrons. To some, especially those in the marketing profession, this might sound like a train-wreck of a dining establishment. I would submit that to hold this view would be wrong. What’s more, somehow I suspect that this is where locals who know of it go for their comfort food, Roman style. ...Read More

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Alfredo e Ada
Via Banchi Nuovi 14, Near Castel St. Angelo
Rome, Italy
39 (06) 6878842

Night and Day in Trastevere

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Going trans Tiberum Photo, Rome, Italy
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Night and Day in Trastevere As with many other large European cities, Rome rose near the banks of a river, the Tiber. While one side of the river flourished and grew in importance, the other, even by the time of Augustus, had been at least partially built up. This part of the city, trans Tiberum, literally meaning the area beyond the Tiber, is today’s Trastevere. We were in Trastevere on two occassions, once at night, and later, during the day. Night... It was a Saturday night, and the planned mission for our nocturnal venture into the wor...Read More

Chasing Masterpieces

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Santa Maria del Popolo Photo, Rome, Italy
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One of the great things about Rome is that ruins, monuments, fountains, and priceless works of art lurk around seemingly every corner. Antiquities of all kinds can be seen in the Eternal City's numerous museums, such as the Galleria e Museo Borghese and the Musei Capitolini. Further, many famous paintings and sculptures reside in churches and can therefore be seen gratis, as long as you know where to find them. Doing so requires a little research, but your efforts will be rewarded. What follows is a list of...Read More

Rome for Dummies

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Il Falchetto Photo, Rome, Italy
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Everyone loves a Top 10 list, right? What follows is a list of random thoughts compiled after our weeklong stay in Rome. While much of the list applies specifically to Rome, some tips may be useful for any travel destination. Hopefully, one or more will strike a chord, and you won’t repeat our mistakes. Tip: RomeBuddy.com provides a good overview of the city and helpful information on a wide variety of topics related to everyday life in Rome, from pickpockets to bar etiquette. * * * 10. Don’t count on using the subway in Rome as you might in other large cities such as New York, London, Paris, or Barcelona. W...Read More