When I last saw you, we had just finished our first, rather memorable, dinner in Rome. The next day really wasn't spent in Rome itself but in Tivolli, a nearby town in the hills. Just outside of Tivoli is Villa Adriana, and Tivoli itself is home to Villa d'Este. These two Villas were our destinations for the day!
But first, we needed some morning fuel for the day. We walked to a nearby joint called Caffe Van Gogh. On my list of foods to try in Italy was a panini and lo and behold - their "cheese and tomato sandwich" turned out to be just that! It also tuned out to be the best panini and one of the best sandwiches I have ever tasted. There was really only tomato and cheese on it, nothing fancy, but it was all so fresh and just plain amazing. Just like the pasta, the simplicity is what made the dish!
The next day was spent in the heart of Rome at one of the sites that I have been wanting to see for as long as I can remember - the Colosseum!
We did more than just view Palatine Hill - we also explored it on foot! But first, we needed some lunch. For some reason, I had a huge feta craving so I took a break from traditional Italian food and went with the Greek salad at an Irish pub we stopped at. Obviously not a traditional Greek salad thanks to the lettuce (and corn) but tasty nonetheless and had a decent amount of feta (way more than it looks!).
Do you like circus peanuts?! If so, I'm sorry to say that we can no longer be friends. ;)