The first time I visited Rome was back to my research days almost 20 years ago. I went to Venice to present my book chapter in a conference and stayed over in Rome for a few days. I remembered the city was dirty, food for tourist such as pizza was cold and hard, and loads of people tried to sell us worthless souvenir outside colosseum.
However, when I had the opportunity to revise the city with my colleagues for training during lDecember 2019 , my impression of the city had changed a lot!
Trevi Collection Hotel
We jetted off to Rome on 16th Dec and arrived in the afternoon and checked in at a budget hotel called Hotel Trevi.
The staff were overwhelmingly welcoming and kept telling us what to do around the area but all we want was some food to fill in our stomach. So straight away we went to wonder around the Spanish steps.
I was craving for my espresso and cheese cake for afternoon retreat while my colleagues were craving for wine and pizza.
Ristorante Atelier Canova Tadolini
After a short stop to a small cafe, we moved on and visited another small cafe right next to the church. We were surrounded by sculptures and I felt a bit guilty to drink wine in an environment like this. The glass of wine came with load of breads and made me wonder how I am going to feed more food for dinner.
But after wondering around a bit, we had lovely Italian wine and fish for dinner at Ristorante Da Edy