Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Fantasy Land

Today we are going to explore an area of Rome that we haven't been to before - the Coppede Quarter named after the architect Gino Coppede who was responsible for the design.
The area is reached through an arch with its own chandelier which leads to the tiny Piazza Mincio complete with frog fountain. The buildings that surround the piazza are right out of a fairytale.

We move on to another fantasy building, Casa Civette, House of the Owls in the Villa Torlonia.

 The main house in the park was rented by Mussolini for a while.

We picked up the metro from Bologna to Cavour from where it was a short walk to lunch at Aromaticus - a delicious salad & glass of wine.

Chill time before venturing out once more for alfresco aperitivo on the Spanish Steps. We make our way down to Campo di Fiori where we pick up wild boar salami & pancetta at Norcineria Viola .
Then to Supplizzio  on Via Bancha Vecchia for our suppli appetisers

...... which is followed by slices of pizza from Pizza del Teatro which we eat at the tables in the small courtyard.

Back to our local bar for grappa and then we retire to our apartment.

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