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Rome Day 7 – Food Wonderful Food

We had a nice Continental breakfast again this morning: Cappuccino, croissant with butter cream, hard boiled eggs with olive oil, yogurt, cheese, sausage and more.
We set out for a birds eye view of Rome from the top of the large Victor Emmanuel monument. It was early enough in the day that there was no line at the elevator to the observation deck, so it was fun to see all the domes and trees. We decided to have a snack while we enjoyed the view.

Some fruit is a perfect snack on the observation deck.

Some fruit is a perfect snack on the observation deck.

We wanted to go to the Tevere (Tiber) river again, this time via the Campo di Fiori market and piazza. The market was wonderful and Shirley purchased some beautiful tomatoes and other items. The Campo is also known as a martyr site for Giordano Bruno, who was burned at the stake here in 1600 for heresy. (He thought the Reformation had some good points.)

A statue of Bruno can be seen peeking beyond the sunflowers in the market.

A statue of Bruno can be seen peeking beyond the sunflowers in the market.

Our other big find here was a cafe serving Bufalo Mozzarella pizza with basil and tomato.

Bufalo cheese pizza. Yum.

Bufalo cheese pizza. Yum.

We then walked into a new area (for us) and made it to the Ponte San Angelo. Very historic in both good and bad ways.

The Tiber flows past the Castel San Angelo and its bridge. Built as Hadrian's tomb, it used to be covered in marble.

The Tiber flows past the Castel San Angelo and its bridge. Built as Hadrian’s tomb, it used to be covered in marble.

We then had gelato at Piazza Navone, and dinner at the trattoria across the street from our hotel. Let me see if this post will hold two more food pics.

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3 Comments on “Rome Day 7 – Food Wonderful Food

  1. Neno
    June 9, 2014

    Now I’ve got the “Oliver” voice stuck in my head…..Looks like you are having wonderful food finds along the way of your adventuring through landscapes, ruins and market places. Thanks for posting.

  2. shane
    June 9, 2014

    Giordano Bruno also asserted that the stars in the sky were really other suns like our own, around which orbited other planets. That idea kind of annoyed the church as well.

    • Jon
      June 9, 2014

      “Annoyed” is an understatement, to say the very least. <*;O) X :.:

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