These posts are a little bit delayed, because I was sick for 2 weeks that followed Rome trip. At least I wasn’t sick during the trip, right? 🙂
Antibiotics killed my throat infection & all is well again. If you missed Day 1 in Rome, you can find that here: First Day in Rome: A Trastevere Post
Day 2 started with a late breakfast at Mama! Eat. I wanted to try Cacio e Pepe which translates to Cheese and Pepper. It is a simple Roman pasta dish consisting of just 2 ingredients Black Pepper and Pecorino Romano cheese. Our super friendly server from the night before informed us that it will be just some time for pasta if we wanted to wait, but as it was already around 11am and we had a busy day ahead of sightseeing I quickly selected my 2nd choice which was standing right in front of me on the wall, Crocche’ a Metro.
Crocche’ a Metro is a fried savoury pastry consisting of just a few very simple ingredients: potatoes, eggs, parmigiano and parsley. I took a few phone photos quickly when it arrived. This pastry is very crunchy on the outside and yet very smooth on the inside, its has a really good consistency and texture. You can definitely taste the cheese but it’s not overwhelming. This is a good light breakfast option.
I also ordered an Italian café which is actually an espresso. This became my little morning ritual in Rome. Mum ordered fries which were made gluten free for sharing.
The café costs just €1.
Bellow are a few photos I took of the outside menus at Mama!Eat. As you can see their menu is quiet large. 🙂
After breakfast our simple planned Walking Itinerary went something like this:
- Piazza Navona
- Trevi Fountain
- Spanish Steps
Bellow are photos I took while walking from Trastevere to Piazza Navona. Once you cross the bridge you are no longer in Trastevere. The area around Piazza Navona is quiet interesting and if you have more time, I suggest you explore whatever strikes your eye.
I am going to do another post today (in just a bit) on the 2nd day of Rome that continues from here (from Piazza Navona)