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The trevi fountain was one of my favorites. People were jammed in, each trying to toss their coin in and capture a photo. I tossed in two pennies, I hope the fountain isn't prejudice against American coins.
My second favorite was the gelato. First off let me just say that Italians are incredibly friendly and seem to appreciate us trying to speak their language (unlike in other countries where they get frustrated). He recommended ...
Pinch of onion powder
Pinch of garlic powder
Handful of fresh basil, chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste
1. In a large stockpot, sauté garlic until soft and fragrant in 2 tbsp. of olive oil, about 2 minutes.
2. Pour in the tomato paste, tomato puree, and seasoning, including the fresh basil. Stir to mix well. With the 6 oz. can from the tomato paste, fill ...
... by saying sorry if I " offendi" you was probably not ideal. If you get to go to the Amalfi coast once in your life then do it. It is absolutely breathtaking. When we got to the gardens of Villa Cimbrone at the top of Ravello we both had tears running down our cheeks struck by the sheer magnificence of it. Not so for the American tourist whose wrist band on his camera broke when leaning over the sheer 400 metre drop to take a photo. Goodbye holiday snaps! We must have been still on a ...
... housed a fresco of the battle that won Constantine his emperor status. The ceiling was also a fresco, showing a picture of a broken statue and a cross, symbolizing the triumph of Christianity. The reds, greens, and blues of this fresco were incredible, especially for being so old. The next room was the room of Elidoro which was painted by Rafael himself. Its fresco is the first painting ever done of the city of Rome at night. Then came the room of Segnatura. At first, this room was ...
... I also heard a slap, and I'm 60% sure that the officer slapped one of the two guys he was holding by the scruff of their shirtcollars. So this was all very exciting/confusing and I'm pretty sure this is what happened: the English gent had his wallet stolen by one/two men while waiting for the metro. The officer (who was undercover or who just happened to be in the area) saw it happening and single-handedly caught the pick-pocketers, dragged them to the metro, and ...