I took this on the first day I arrived in Italy. I wound up on the wrong bus (because of course I did), and I found myself in this area. This kind of sucked and kind of didn’t, because that’s a pretty spectacular view.
Just another imposing European castle. I didn’t think you were allowed to go inside, but I’m looking it up now and I guess you are? Maybe I was in the wrong area. Oh well.
Naples may be a little grungy up close, but who can tell when you’re this far away?
Remember the Chipwich?? Because I certainly do! They sell something in Italy called the “Cooky Snack,” and it tastes exactly how I remember the Chipwich tasting. It’s glorious.
Sorry, all other dogs, you have a new king and it’s this guy right here. Holy crap, this dog. I wanted to tuck him under my arm and then run until I couldn’t run any more.
They sell something in Naples called a frittatina. It’s basically like an arancini, but with creamy pasta instead of risotto. It’s so good.
Remember that photo of the Trevi Fountain that I posted? Here’s the other side. Rome is awesome, but there are so many tourists.
What’s that? You want another photo of that dog? Well, okay.
And finally, here’s a really photogenic bowl of carbonara that I had from a place called Flavio al Velavevodetto in Rome. Sadly, it’s not quite as good as it looks. It was mostly delicious, but the pasta was undercooked. I like my pasta al dente (I’m not a monster), but this was actually a bit crunchy.