Rome is always stupendous
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April 12th, 2010 – by: nonna
We walked along major roads to Capitoline Hill in hopes of passing a camera shop on our way to the Capitoline Museums. No luck on the camera shop and also no luck on getting into the Capitoline Museums. We’ve been to Rome many times and I always try to get into these museums but have only managed it once. It’s well worth seeing but never seems to be open when the guide books say it will be. The one time I did get in, it was open when it was supposed to be closed.
After having coffee (hey, we never go anywhere without frequent stops at cafes, tavernas, whatever), we walked at random down back streets to reach the main luxury shopping on Via Condoti. This was a little too much luxury for us so we climbed the Spanish Steps to get to one of our favorite “tourist approved” restaurants, Alla Rampa. It’s at Piazza Mignaelli 8 and has lots of outside seating and good basic Italian food.
Since we were skipping many of the major tourist sights in favor of window shopping and eating, there was only time for one more stop.
Note for photographers: Need a camera shop in Rome? Only while waiting for the return of the transfer bus at 4:30 p.m. did I find a camera shop. It’s on the west side of Piazza Barberini (I had walked on the east side of the piazza in the morning) and it had the camera I wanted for a good price.
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