Finally the departure-time is getting closer! I’m leaving for holidays to Italy next Sunday, and after all this rain (oh yes, it’s raining also now) and cold weather we’ve had in Finland for weeks now, I’m so ready to leave and feel the warmth of the sun again… and have some oh-so-good-can’t-get-enough taste experiences!
I’ve been to Italy many times before and it’s one of my favorite destinations, but I always find myself acting like a small kid right before the departure. I’m searching for blog posts about Italy to get the best tips, reading all the magazines that has word Italy, Tuscany or Rome mentioned in the cover, and talking, talking, talking on my plans so much that I think my friends are waiting for me to finally leave, too!
The key questions are, of course, which restaurants should one try now? Where do they serve the best gelato? How about pizza? What are the hot-spot areas this year? Where to buy the best cheese and prosciutto to take back home? Yesyesyes, I want to get some amazing risotto and pasta too… and ooooh, I can’t start the day without the cappuccino and cornetto (now this is important, never order croissant in Italy, it’s cornetto that you ask)… So all the essential things to remember and figure out before leaving!
Now back to the actual trip – so first couple of days I’m staying in Rome by myself, and the plan is to basically concentrate on people watching, relaxing, and strolling around the city especially after the sunset, when Rome is at its best: super beautiful with the smooth lights and warm nights… and all those people walking around the city, going for dinner… leaving the dinner… going for nightcap, or gelato… or just doing the same as I – walking and being amazed by the beauty of the city.
I have the accommodation in Trastevere, which is my absolute favorite area in Rome, and if you have any recommendations for great restaurants or other places there, please let me know by leaving your comment here! I’m more than eager to explore some hidden gems in the city and share the experiences with you later on.
After Rome, I’ll travel to Fabriano to visit one of my old friend back in… well, I don’t know if that matters, hah :) Anyway, Fabriano is a city in Marché, and I’m getting super excited to see that area. I’ve never been to Marché before, so I’m really looking forward to it – I’ve only heard that it’s super beautiful and the food is just amazing (where in Italy it wasn’t, though? Exactly.). After few days in Fabriano, we’ll travel to the coast to Senigallia, and from there I’ll take a train to Anzio where I’ll spend the last week of my trip.
But now, tips, hints, suggestions, recommendations… what experiences you’ve taken back home from you trip to Italy, that you think I should not miss? And, you bet, there will be pleeeeeenty of posts coming from that trip during and after, so I hope you are a fan of Italy as well… Or, if not, I’m quite sure you will be soon!
Elämää Italiassa ja italialaisessa Suomessa: ruokaa, juomaa, ostoksia ja maisemareittien koluamista patikoiden.