11 June 2006

First day in Rome

After a slow start, we headed out to the Pincio gardens in the north of the city, there, we rented bikes, with the intent of riding them across the park, locking them at the Museo Borghese, and taking in some art. Well, we bagged that early and just rode those bikes all over the city, across the Tiber to the Vatican, back to Piazza Navona, and back. Took about two hours.

Before that, we went to lunch at a place called Il Brillo Parlante (means Jiminy Cricket). M had a pizza with prosciutto, and I had mezzi bucatini con cacio e pepe e fiori di zucca. That's half bucatini (not thick straws, but thin) with cheese and black pepper, tossed and cooked with orange squash blossoms. Cheesy and delicious. Off to dinner in Trastevere!

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