Our long anticipated tour is underway, and though we’ve only been together a couple of days, we have seen (and eaten) a lot! Some participants arrived to Rome a day or two early and thus were able to take in a few more sights and partake at a few more of my favorite eating spots.
Those who arrived early were treated to an enlightening visit at the Trionfale Market among other things. We were amazed at the wide variety of fresh fish available; some varieties of which we’d never seen before. Porcini mushrooms are in season and on beautiful display. We watched wine being dispensed from giants vats into individual bottles for home consumption for a mere one to three euros per liter. And I heard many comments about how beautiful and fresh all the produce looked and how healthy Italians must be as a result.