October was a busy time for Paolo and myself. Birthdays and travel galore that month.
We flew out to Rome for a trio of Birthdays. Some of Paolo’s closest friends are from Rome and there were celebrations to be had.
This particular time we were only there for the weekend, so was a very quick fly-in visit but was nice to see more of the Italian crowd and try to figure out what was in general conversation.
Now some you lovely readers will think ” ahh she knows Italian”. “Erm no” would be my my answer. Unfortunately I don’t pick up certain sounds due hard of hearing, so finding conversation is quite often difficult. I do know a few phrases but get lost and often relay on Husband (maybe too much) to get me out of a pickle! I do try though!
Anyway back onto the visit! I do ramble! Some of the friends wanted to go out for a meal the second night so we all went to a niche Restaurant “Flame”.
We all had Starters and then pizza to follow. I obviously had to choose dessert and choose a chocolate fondant, which was lovely!! Sorry no photos (don’t want to appear too touristy in front of the Italians!). Although I think I went a little over bored … ooops and sorry to those I went snap happy with!
Espresso to follow … who can resist an Espresso whilst in Roma, not me!! Nice little perk me up!
Due to my lack of understanding the Italian conversation, although I have to say that some of the group do speak English, so need to fear for my that I get left out! And somehow I keep myself occupied … bizarre I know! Anyway back again to the main conversation (remember i go off par!!), we go next door to a club, Caffe Letterario . OK, it’s more a bar with a stage and lots of seating.
Paolo told me that by day it acts like “Stills” during the day, like a studio for artists. That night there was a band playing, not very good though. They were all a little off with the instruments and timing. Cocktail went down a treat though and I always forget that they are so much more stronger than back at home! Oooo Er!
All in all recommend both places whist visiting Roma!
Flame: Via Ostiense 97/99, 00154 Roma
Caffè Letterario di Roma – Via Ostiense 83, 95 – Roma