Porta Portese

I woke up early this morning to get some cappuccino and head over to Porta Portese, a huge (it must be at least a mile long) open air market of street vendors. I found a new leather wallet and a shirt for Robbie, but got lost trying to make my way back to the front. They tell you to watch out for pickpockets at the market, but I didn’t have any problems until I got on the bus towards Largo Argentina (which is normally a tram) to look for blood orange gelato (no luck)—I caught the creep trying to reach into my pocket just in time and promptly shoved him off the bus. Not cool.

I came back to the Centro for the afternoon and took care of some emails, some laundry, some napping, and some packing for tomorrow. For dinner, Nicole, Matt, & I went to the Sicilian place up the street—I had some stuffed ravioli, fried seafood & vegetables (calimari, fish, zucchini, eggplant, and some shrimp I did not eat), and an amazing cannolo.

Tomorrow we leave the Centro and take a bus down to Terracina & Sperlonga (a couple of sites we have already seen) on the way to Cumae, as we start the Vergilian Society section of our trip. Vale, Roma!


About saholc

Latin Teacher at The Hill School Atlanta Braves & US Soccer Fan
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One Response to Porta Portese

  1. I had Bernini for dinner that night. Thought of you guys! Poor Eddie missed out (girls’ night), but I did bring him some leftovers!

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