my husband and I will be in Italy for a week at the end of the month. We'll be in Rome and Assis. Does anyone have any suggestions for bread or pizza shops?
I think you're going to be surprised at the number of fine bakeries and pizza you will find everywhere, in every neighborhood. We sought out certain places we had heard about, but on our own street (we were house exchangers near the Coliseum) there was a world-class bakery, a fine pizza place, and a beautiful deli with handmade pasta. You are traveling to a place where everyone care about food, and you will be surrounded by it. I love to go to the markets, and in Rome the Tastevere market is relatively cheap and real. There's a great deli there, right on he main street where you get off the bus to walk to the market...
Don't worry...just walk around the streets, and you will find the most wonderful food everywhere!
And when in Rome, get coffee at Sant'Eustachio, right around the corner from the Parthenon. Wood fire roasted, and worth bringing home.
Have a wonderful time!
Be sure to try the pizza bianca in the Campo dei Fiori. (And if you're an opera fan, the Palazzo Farnese and other sites from Tosca are nearby.) Have a great trip!
Imagine preparing for my first trip to Europe and I'm looking to expeience bread and pizza!!! I try to keep my bread baking passion under wraps but come on...Italy...pizza...bread.
My husband has the cultural/art tour in hand - I'll do my part to keep us nourished.
Thanks for your responses,
Having traveled a great deal together, my husband and I always talk about what our priorities are for an upcoming trip. Mine are always "find the regional food, go to the markets, eat street food..."
We have come to appreciate that wherever we go, there we are, and if a great bakery thrills me more than a five-hour trip through the Louvre, then that's what I do. Follow your bliss! And of course, the art in Italy IS fabulous, it being one of what is referred to as the "treasure-rich countries." You can see Caravaggios in churches--no entrance fee, just stroll in. Beautiful sculptures, too.