Monday, July 11, 2011

Last Day in Rome

I think we might have had our favorite meal in Rome for lunch on our last day.  We started off the day by going to the Capuchin Church off Piazza Barberini, also known as the Church of Bones.  The kids found this a little creepy but the thousands of bones were used in a very decorative manner in their crypt (see above photo).  I highly recommend this and it's a really quick stop!

Then we wandered down the hill towards the Roman Forum and into Enoteca della Provincia di Roma for lunch.  We sat at a table next to floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Trajan's Column and the Forum.  The restaurant featured local wines and all local products from the Lazio province around Rome.

We ordered the antipasti plate of salumi and local cheeses, which was excellent.  Then two different salads and two sandwiches, including a delicious porchetta sandwich that I enjoyed very much.

After the rejuvenating lunch, we wandered off into the Imperial Forum museum and were sad to learn that Trajan's Market was closed for renovations so we could wander around inside what I described to the girls as the world's first mall.  We enjoyed looking it from afar though, then called it a day and headed back to our apartment for our last evening in Rome.

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