Sunday 9 May 2010

Postcards from Rome: Sunday Morning

Good Morning, Sunshine!
Chiesa di San Carlo ai Catinari
Looking out my window
early Sunday morning

Lemon Trees
basking in the morning sun
on the terrace of the neighboring building

Still in the shade,
a small side street
of Via del Portico d'Ottavio

Delectable Crostate Pies
in the shop window of a koster bakery,
waiting to be taken home
and served after Sunday's pranzo.

Roman Jewish Cuisine
One of several fine kosher restaurants along
Via Portico d'Ottaviano

Now still in an early morning's daze,
within a few hours this place will be bustling
with happy patrons enjoying Sunday lunch
under a warm spring sun.

Giggetto al Portico d'Ottavio
Well-known for its Roman Jewish specialties,
especially its Carciofo all Giudia
(Jewish style fried whole artichoke)

Colazione Romana
Cappuccino e Cornetto

"Antico Caffè del Teatro di Marcello"
After all,
I walked all the way from Campo de' Fiori
through the archeological park of
Teatro di Marcello. ;-)

My Rome
Photographed Sunday,
March 15, 2009


  1. Nice! My parents and sister were in Rome last week.... and you too Merisi? How did I get left out?? : )

  2. Juju,
    I'd love to take you along! :-)

    PK Studios,
    unfortunately, the pictures are a year old!

    I have been nowhere but in lecture halls this past week. Well, except yesterday: I got up at five and spent an hour at the flea market at Naschmarkt (for a project), and half an hour running up and down the fruit and vegetable market there, in search of cherries I needed for another project - and only found one vendor, offering half-ripe cherries for 10 Euros the pound. They were not looking good enough, though. It is simply to early in the season.

  3. Ah, Rome...someday I will go there again.

  4. What wonderful pictures! I'm reading this even before I've made my morning coffee -- a mistake. Now I'm starving.

    I love the color of the building in the third picture --

  5. I love European restaurants and cafes! Best food and coffee anywhere.

  6. Some VERY familiar sites here. The Taverna del Ghetto is very nice. Did you eat there?

  7. Spacedlaw,
    yes, we had a leisurely Sunday meal there!
    I love the area (I lived at Via del Monte della Farina nearby when I was still going to school).

    I am not going anymore to that famous one down the road. The last time I was there, two years ago, my Roman (!) friends and I were treated shabbily. We felt like cattle expected to go to the trough and feed as fast as much as possible, then pay even faster and leave. Nevermore! And it has become so expensive too. Such a shame.


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