Off to the center of the universe (Rome)

Trip Start Jun 01, 2010
Trip End Mar 11, 2011

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Flag of Italy  , Lazio,
Sunday, September 5, 2010

We have a late checkout today, and that is a good thing as our train to Rome leaves around six o clock. In the morning I do some work while Linda is researching our options for Greece or Turkey. And before we know it it is noon already. We had our minds set on a pizza in a famous pizza place on a little square in town (Pizzeria Mediterranea) . It is a very small restaurant with a classic wood burning pizza oven the size of a flying sorcerer. According to the book they cook up some classic Neapolitan pizzas here. We were lucky as we got the last available table. It was a bit close to the oven so pretty warm. I ordered the simplest pizza in the book, a Margarita. But when done right this simple recipe can be delicious. I was expecting a similar quality of pizza as we get in New York at Sarafina. Unfortunately this was not the case. It was a decent pizza, but not high in our rankings. Even the pizza at 'La Trat' in Bermuda could top this one. When the oven master has a good day that is. But Pizza then again, Pizza is always a matter of opinion.

On our way back to the hotel we stopped by a little market where we bought some bread. We still have some porchetta that we had bought in Radda. We made some sandwiches that we enjoyed later that day on the train. A taxi took us down the hill to the station, where our Eurostar train was already waiting. It was an older one, so not as nice as the Florence – Rome train we had before. Still the journey was smooth and enjoyable.

We arrived in Rome in the evening and we were tired from the travels. We found ourselves another good deal on a Hotel, as we got upgraded to a Junior Suite. The room is like a little loft, with a bed up the stairs. We decided to stay in for the evening and start the exploration of Rome fresh, in the morning.
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