Rome Rome offers the grand stages of culture and classic sites, Dolce Nenet in a piazza, green oases, Goethe’s Café and the wonderful chaos between the Spanish Steps, the Jewish Quarter and Trastevere.
Fun start up the Spanish stairs: the waiter at the expensive bar in front of the Santisssima Trinità dei Monti, the so-called French church, flirts with blonde Signora from Germany like Marcello Mastroianni once with Sophia Loren. The Signor, what’s left of it, makes a good face for the famous game, has a view of the church gate and the legendary Hassler Hotel, but other than that it doesn’t have much to say and pays more.
In the evening, on the other side of the Tiber: Arias to Ossobuco or Saltimbocca alla romana. The waiter at the restaurant “Sabatini” in Trastevere, which has served for at least 40 years, makes fun of singing and serving wonderful traditional dishes that are completely overrated. And right in front of the canopies of the restaurant, in Piazza Santa Maria, the Fire Eater shows his hot tricks, another young man lets the world’s largest soap bubbles rise into the evening sky – not just to please people. children.
Rome lovers consider Piazza Navona the most beautiful square in the city. Delightful hours can be spent studying the details of the Fountain of the Four Rivers, a highly Baroque masterpiece by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, arguably Rome’s most intelligent artist of the 17th century. Or wander from one quick painter to the next and marvel at pictures of tourists or caricatures of global politics being created there in ten to fifteen minutes.
Three impressions, three many moments. Typical shots of the endless possibilities to get close to this city. One can “collect” places, places where life rages, like the plaza of Minerva, where young African priests photograph themselves in front of the elephant fountain, others discovered by chance, as a few old gentlemen of the neighborhood are surprised to suddenly get a visitor at a game paper. Arrived in the Eternal City? Then coffee, of course at the bar, standing up of course. Impress a barista as he grinds the beans, forces the powder through a loud hissing machine and then
Exactly 25 milliliters in cups is also suitable for thimbles. Rome’s coffee culture, like this, or very noble and with literary nostalgia: at Antico Caffé Greco on Via Condotti, for example, where Goethe also took a break.
Newbies in Rome often make the mistake of packing as many must-sees into their show as possible. But, as everyone knows, the city was not built in a day. And even after “forever and three days”, a week or more, you’ll see at most the “most important things”, but you won’t necessarily come close to the soul of the city. Rome is inexhaustible, offering variety and surprises for many excursions. So it makes sense to embark on a different area, a different adventure each time.
We removed the Vatican from the list this time. Instead, we stroll this Via Condotti in the morning, inhaling luxury, more than just a whiff. The usual suspects settle here next door to the famous cafe: Bulgari, Armani, Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Prada. Next, a wonderful contrast program On the way to the other bank of the Tiber, we are happy on Via del Portico d’Ottavia, the most beautiful alley in the centuries-old ghetto, where the “ghetto” around the synagogue and the square Mate alive once Others: Kosher butchers, wines from Israel, small shops for candlesticks. And more and more trendy bars and restaurants.
The “real” stage belongs anyway, in Rome as in Venice, in Florence as in Naples, to the locals and their squares: famous meeting places like Piazza del Popolo or Piazza Venezia, hundreds of other squares in areas that hardly print any travels the guide mentions Which nevertheless presents from morning to night the flaming folk theatre. And of course the taverns, trattorias, ristoranti and bars where Italians start their day. It’s easy to get into a conversation with the Romans and the guests of Rome.
Charming Rome, addictive Rome. Perhaps the key to everything hidden lies in the original name of the city: Roma Omar reads inversely – love.