|St.Peter’s Basilica via Fotopedia|
How incredibly cool is it that the cardinals meet in the Sistine Chapel? Talk about inspirational!
|Photo of Swiss Guard at Vatican via Fotopedia|
A little Vatican City trivia – The Vatican is protected by the Swiss Guard. They must be Catholic, single males with Swiss citizenship and must be between 19 and 30 years of age and at least 5 ft, 8.5 in tall…their uniforms have not changed since the Renaissance when they were designed by none other than Michaelangelo.
In the meantime,
Ad Hoc – Via Ripetta, 43 – Try the tasting menu…and if you are are large enough group, sit in the wine cellar.
Al Moro – Vicolo delle Bollette, 13 – Try the Spaghetti al Moro.
Classic Italian Favorites
Trattoria Da Luigi – Piazza Sforza Cesarini, 25
Giggetto – Via del Portico D’Ottavia, 21
Trattoria Cavalier Gino – Vicolo Rosini, 4
Dar Poeta – Vicolo del Bologna, 45
Da Baffetto – Via del Governo Vecchio, 114
Pizza Re – Via Ripetta, 14
Giolitti – Via Ufficio del Vicario (near Pantheon)
Portica d’Ottavia – a bakery in the Ghetto district with delicious cookies and biscotti
And now that you are salivating over the thought of authentic Roman cuisine, check out my early post on La Cucina Romana…