Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. In Rome.

Raining meat balls. On Rome. In the Monti district opens the second polpetteria, a restaurant meat balls specialized, within a few months. Here the meatball is a poor food, our grandmothers cooked meatballs mixing the leftovers of the week. So they have become a typical element of Roman traditional cuisine. The meatballs are un classico, a classic. And even the meatballs pasta is a typical Sunday lunch dish in the winter. Polpetta Cucina & Miscelazione in 26, via dei Capocci, has a wide range of meatballs, from salty to sweet, accompanied by a glass of wine or a cocktail. The new one, Viveri Polpetteria (139, via Urbana), offers a easygoing formula, più sgarzolina, It’s open all day long, from breakfast to after dinner. Meatballs are served with drinks and dj set. Prices are low, as raw material is not expensive.

Better pasta? Read my suggestions about: Pasta lovers? Four or five suggestions. Are you searching for the best pizza in the ancient town? Eating pizza in Monti district: four ideas. Are you looking for salami and prosciutto? Check my tips All crazy for the Salumeria. Five places. Hungry for shopping?? Look this Reborn the Rinascente. Make shopping between roman ruins and rooftop with a view.


Reborn the Rinascente. Make shopping between roman ruins and rooftop with a view

“A Roma non succede mai niente”, say the locals, when they complain that there is no news in the Eternal city. Hey! In two thousands of years something happened here or not? Question is that time in Rome rolls slowly. Maybe.

But in the last weeks something new has happened. Rinasce la Rinascente, reborn the Rinascente. Eight planes dedicated to fashion, body care, design, with the most popular italian and world brands. Just only the building is an attraction. In the underground was rediscovered the 2k years old aqueduct Aqua Virgo, that was inaugurated by the Emperor Augusto in the 16 AC and is still functioning, feeding the largest fountains in the center. To be seen. The aqueduct arcades were discovered during the renovation work. And this has delayed the closure of the restoring, which has lasted for 11 years.

On the top floor there is the restaurants area with stunning views. The interior design combines classic with the contemporary, the floors are joined by 16 escalators that can accommodate up to 90,000 people at the same time. Prices? It goes from one euro for a pen up to 15k  euros for a bag.

After your crazy shopping, are you hungry? Here are some places in the area that can give you satisfaction: Five things to do when you’re in Piazza Navona






Have relax in the Termae. Two places in the ancient town.

The ancient romans were ahead with regard to body care. I Patrizi (the rich people) had relax at Termae (ancient spa), i poracci, the poor people, did the sauna, on the street, carrying stones! Two thousand years after nothing has changed, the spa is still a symbol of riccanza (opulence). If you are looking for relaxation and wellbeing in the places of the ancient romans, I would recommend two places. Try Aquamadre, just behind the imperial ruins, has very suggestive rooms, some Jacuzzi and a long range of facial and body treatments.

Something more oriental is Kamispa, just a short walk from the Trevi Fountain. Also here is the relaxation area and massage rooms.

#Spamoments at #KamiSpa 🏯

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