the Best Pizza Places
If you’re taking a short break in one of the excellent central Rome hotels, there’s no doubt you’ll be on the lookout for the city’s best food. And what food is most synonymous with Italy? Pizza! There are plenty of places to get a good pizza here, but not all are created equal. Below we make a few recommendations, but there are plenty more. It’s the kind of thing you’ll need to discover for yourself, but this list could give you a head start. the Best Pizza Places
In order to find what has been described as “the best pizza place in Rome”, you’ll need to make the short trek from your chosen central Rome hotels to Sforno. The Neapolitan-style pizzas at Sforno have a wonderful thick crust and a chewy base, perfect to support the abundant toppings. You should start with the fritti – fried starters – such as pecorino cheese and black pepper, suppli’alla gricia, pork jowl and fried rice balls – but make sure you leave room for the main event. Not only does this pizzeria offer its customers flavourful traditional pizzas, it also serves up a modern european fusion. This pizzeria is closing down for a while in September, so we’ll have to see if they change their minds.
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From afar these pizzas may look ordinary, however, if you take a closer look at the toppings you will soon realise that there are an array of unique flavours to choose from. The contrast in tastes, and the unusual combination of ingredients will definitely tingle your taste buds. As well as pizza there are such delicacies as potato croquettes incorporated with lemons and topped with gooeyuka cheese, and the suppli’ con ragu biano, which uses an 18th century Neopolitan apple martini as its base.
Sforno’s is definitely worth a visit if you want to indulge in good, traditional Neapolitan pizza.
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From the wonderful Neapolitan cuisine to its Neapolitan bars, there are myriad reasons to visit the city. However, it’s not hard to see why many have fallen in love with its central square, La Festa della Madonna dell’Ammirari. Not only is it the centre of religious and culinary life in Lecce, it is also the place to pub crawls, musical performances and most importantly, an impressive array of bars and restaurants. The first settlers of the area were nuns, and many of the original buildings still bear the imprint of their religious mission. Today it is a hub of historic Baroque architecture and culture.
In Umbria there are plenty of traditions to observe and cultures to experience. In Lecce, however, it is worth a little detour to visit the home of an even more wonderful way of life. Life in this part of Italy is so laid back it’s often hard to image that such a place exists, yet here it does. During your time in Umbria you should definitely try to stay in Leccese’s Barolo, which is in the centre of everything. The interior is designed to resemble an 18th century chateau, complete with a wall of lions, amongst many other stylistic choices. The food is superb and the terrace is sublime for lunch and dinner.
So, Umbria may be one of the most popular places to visit for tourists from Europe and beyond, but it is a place to kick back and watch the world go by.