Monday, June 18, 2012

Date Night in Rome

After a much needed nap, a nice clean shower, and a change into a nice outfit, we started our first date night in Rome on our spacious terrace.  Upon starting our evening, we decided to go to the local general store and get a cheap bottle of wine.  All of the wine here is good, so it didn't really matter which one that we chose!

 Starting the night off right...drinking our wine on our terrace

After a few glasses of wine, and an excellent recommendation from our hotel concierge, we headed to La Campana.  What a wonderful first Italian meal in Italy!  The whole menu was in Italian, which means that this was NOT a tourist trap.... something that excited us very much! They had typical Roman food, and our waiter suggested wonderful dishes! It was an excellent choice! Here are some pictures from the evening!

 The Italian Menu

 Two typical Roman dishes: Fried Zucchini Blossoms, and a fried artichoke... T was obsessed with the artichoke and I loved the zucchini blossoms.  We were so glad that we were able to try these traditional dishes!
 First course: Gnocchi, clams, mussels, and a light tomato sauce....yum!!
 Second course: Grilled Lamb and various vegetables... the waiter suggested it... and yes, I ate a few bites! T loved it!
 Here is T with his nightly espresso shot.. he loved them!

Our after dinner drinks... grappa for T and limoncello for me! For those who know me, you know that I am allergic to citrus! But, I had to drink it! I did get a few hives, but there is nothing that a little benedryl can't help! I made sure to pack a bunch!!

After our traditional Italian meal, we headed back to our hotel, grabbed our bottle of wine, and decided to stroll to the Trevi Fountain for a nightly view of this famous spot.

 Back at the hotel to grab our bottle of wine

 A view of the Trevi Fountain at night... although very touristy, this was one of our favorite places in Rome, it was so majestic, and we fell in love with something about it.  

A nice lady from Switzerland took our picture, right after we made sure to throw a coin into the fountain.  When you throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain, it means that you will definitely be back! I will make sure that happens!

 After a few more classy sips from our bottle of wine, we took a few portrait pictures of one another!

Up next... A picture recap of Day 2 in Rome!

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