Monday, March 16, 2009

Link Love: Lovin' Roma!

There were a bunch of us on the same wavelength last week... lots of people blogging about Rome.  Me?  I spent all week wishing I was in the Eternal City.  Almost as good?  Reading about it. 

Here are a few of my favorite posts from last week:

EuroCheapo had a great post about Panifico Firenze, a reasonably-priced restaurant in central Rome.  I particularly enjoyed the post because I stayed in a hotel just up the block from the restaurant, and I can varify the review: the food is both good and cheap!

Debbie, at Delicious Baby, was also thinking about food in Rome when she blogged about Home Food in Rome.  Through Home Food you can eat with Romans, in their homes, enjoying the traditional foods made with love.  It's like having your own Italian family -- but without all of the drama!  I have my own Italian family, but I might try out Home Food next time I'm in Rome anyway. 

iKangaroo reviewed 3D Rewind -- a 3D movie experience about ancient Rome.  He gives it a positive spin, but he admits that the hard-core historians in the audience might take issue with a few of the details. 

Italylogue is hosting an interesting debate over the Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II in Rome.  Love it?  Hate it?  Weigh in here!  A few weeks ago, Jessica also posted a who's-who of people who Twitter about Italy.  Her list is great as are her tweets.  Follow them all (and me, too -- I'm @aknickerson).

The New York Times also had a great article yesterday about the food at the American Academy in Rome.  They had terrible food, evidently, and called in Alice Waters to fix it -- and she did. If you'll recall, Anthony Doerr was a fellow there for a year which inspired his latest book.  You can read my interview with Anthony here.

And finally just cracked me up with their photo from Rome's Palazzo Massimo.  And I will weigh in here: size does matter.

Happy Monday!  Have a great week!

This just in...
Italylogue is cleary in a Rome mood.  Her post this morning is a Rome survival guide for the first-time visitor.  Good advice!  And Jessica, I'll happily help you fall in love with Rome.  It is the place that feeds me -- chaos and all. 


Mara from Motherofalltrips said...

I saw that you were thinking about Rome this weekend and it reminded me of being in Trastevere eating that divine Pasta a la Gricia at Da Lucia. We went there for dinner twice in a week because we loved it so. Thanks for the nice list of posts!

Mammagiramondo. said...

Hi I've just discovered your blog jumping from Jackie and I'm falling in love with it.
I'm an italian traveller Mum living in Florence and love everithing about travelling.
I 'll come back to your great blog to read more an more.
Un caro saluto da Firenze!!

Jessie V said...

yahoo!! more to read. you always give the best links. thanks, angela!

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