My husband and I are going to be in Rome for a week in mid-April. We're debating between renting an apartment and staying in a hotel, and that's why I'm posting. If we stay in an apartment, we'd love a recommendation for a good location for food shopping and a bit of household product shopping.
We've begun by looking for apartments in the Prati area since I know that's a residential area, but we're having trouble finding rental apartments. In addition, for a week's stay, my husband and I think we'd like a bit more central location.
In reality, we would need food only for breakfast. Can someone please recommend a place to pick up some fruit, yogurt, cornettos, salumi, and cheese and basic household goods like paper toweling and dish washing detergent?
We have three of our dinners planned so I'll pass those along for more data points in your apartment recommendation:
We ate our first meal on our first trip to Rome at L'Angoletto and for, sentimental reasons, we begin all trips there. I've learned that the restaurant had changed hands. If someone has recent information about declining quality at this place, I'd love being warned that it's time to change our tradition.
We haven't eaten at Il Convivio in our past couple of trips to Rome. It's definitely time to go back.
Colline Emiliane is on our list for the simple reason that we visited the Emilia-Romagna region for the first time in '07, and we fell in love with the cuisine. Since that trip, we haven't had a slice of culatello or any of the other E-R specialties we love, and we need to deal with our deprivation.