We had another travel day today. We were booked to take the ferry from Positano to Salerno, then to take the train to Rome. We arrived in Rome slightly before 6pm... just as the sky opened, and the thunder rumbled. We grabbed a cab, and made our way to our hotel.
We were of course, STARVING...so we dropped our bags, and headed down the street to a little restaurant called Teatro Cafe. Our hotel was in a neighbourhood very close to the Colosseum, so this restaurant was a neighbourhood hang out. This meant 2 things...it was very cheap...and it was very good. We sat in a crazy little tent in front of the cafe, practically on the road, and listened to the rain pound on the roof. After the storm had passed, like magic, everyone started coming back into the street, and our little place started to fill up. We ordered some wine...bianco for me, and rosso for the P-Man. This being our last night...we were feeling kind of sad. We decided on some Italian Comfort Food! I had tagliatelle with meat sauce, and the P-Man had lasagna. We sat and talked, and ate some bread, and drank our wine, and watched the people, and ate our pasta. It was delicious, and a real change from the seafood menu on the Amalfi Coast. It felt positively...ROMAN.
On the one hand, I felt almost ready to come home to Canada...on the other hand...I felt soooo comfortable in Italy, we actually spent some time discussing when would be a good time to return!! We had to be up at 3:30 am...for our 6:30 am flight to Frankfurt, so we finished our wine, and took another stroll around the neighbourhood. In the few blocks, we discovered 2 or 3 restaurants we had not seen before, as well as another church, and an ancient Roman wall, next to a women's hospital.
I had deliberately made my way to the Trevi Fountain last week, and thrown in a couple of coins. If fate, and superstition was on my side...it will not be too long, until I return to beautiful Roma!