Rome, Day 2

Today has been the second day in Rome today I continues two show mom the classic and must see places here in Rome. We started Iof with Coloseum and Forum Romanum and the Palamtine hills and got to say that I discovered new places and new stories, especially in the last two sites.

Then I can’t stop to be amazed by how gigantic and what a acraftmansship the Colseum where in its glory and still are. They really knew how to go big, that’s for sure.

   

   

After that we took a walk pass by the Circus Maximus and then continued into the neighborhood of Trastavere with all its narrow streets and beauty and we went to a little place that I been recommended by and italian chef. And took a long lunch with antipasti and then pizza and some of the red wine from the house which I’m appreciated very much.

The we passed by pizza Navona today as well and it’s really a beautiful place. After that we continued up to via del corso which is one of the main shopping streets with a short visit in the way at the Spanish stairs. The we went back to via del corso and I found and bought some new brown leather Shoes, made in Italy of course. What else? And then we reached the piazza del popolo another of Romes beautiful piazzas.

   

       

After that we went back to the hotel but on our way we bought some wine in the near by store. I have also bought some real italian olive oil and some italian magazines for G and Italian vouge Luomo for me.

Now we will soon go out for tonight’s dinner. 

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First night in Rome

I’m right now in Rome together with my mom for a few data. And I arrived rather late in Rome last night, which where as planed so I had booked a cart rom a car service to pick us up at the airport through the hotel. I expected a regular young guy picking us up in a small fiat, excuse me for my expectations. Instead a fifty year man in a suit took our bags and walked us to a nice Merceders with leather interior and talked about Rome and Swedish for all such as IFK Göteborg and when they won the European championship. Amazing service.

Then we arrived at the hotel which also had a great way to welcome us with some drinks and snacks before they showed us to where we will stay.

After that we took a walk in the neighborhood and went for dinner at a near by place that I know about from earlier and had pizza and wine and the after that some desert.

But the evening where not over there as you might have expected. Me and mom took a walk and found a nice store where we bought some grappa in small containers as we drank. 

That was it and that was a great evening and will try to review as much as I can from my trip. But that will come later. Tomorrow is a visit to the Vatican scheduled. Will keep you posted. See you.

   

 

Restaurant Review: Madklubben Bistro-de-lux

During my weekend in Copenhagen me and G visited the restaurant Madklubben Bistro-De-Lux. Which is located near by Nyhavn and Kongens Nytorv.

Interior where great would call it Scandinavian and clean. Modern but bit old influences which where something I really liked.

The concept is that you choose how many courses you will eat and that it’s a “base price” for all of this.

2 courses = 150 DDK
3 courses = 200 DDK
4 courses = 250 DDK

Smart en simple. Then you add om extra if you want something more fancy or so on. This means that you most likely will pay some extra for the food anyway in order to get what you really want. However the “basic menu” is real good.

I ate the starter of the day which is form day to day and for this I payed some extra and it was good. Then I had the main course with chicken which where absolutely good but not the best main dish I’ve eaten. And the I had the cardamom ice cream and cake desert which tasted great. To all of this I had a nice glass of Italian wine for the price of approximately 90 DDK.

The taste experience where good and I liked the food but it was nothing special for me. I would love to say that it was great but it was good or even very good but not more than that to me.

I would however warmly recommend it and with the prices taken into account I would definitely recommend it. Not often you get three courses and wine for under 50 Euro or 500 DDK anywhere in the world. It get 4 out of 5 points from me.