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Rome during the Papal conclave


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Rome during the Papal conclave

Mushroom | | Feb 12, 2013 12:33 PM

The best laid schemes of mice and men...right?

My husband and I, along with our two teenagers, arrive in Rome on Saturday, March 9th. We will be leaving on Friday, March 15. Our hotel is in the centro storico neighborhood. This is our second trip to Rome; The last in June 2009.

We had planned to make a few reservations and then let serendipity take care of the other meals. Now it seems that we should plan as if we are vacationing during the high season and make more reservations accordingly. We are cautiously optimistic that the Vatican will be open and our Scavi Tour will remain uncancelled.

With that in mind...Plan A:

Some choices are sentimental and/or convenient. Others based on CH recs, Eat Rome app, and Rome Foodie App. (Or, a combination of all the above.)

Sat, Mar 9, dinner: Osteria dell'Ingengo (Close to our hotel.)

Sun, Mar 10, lunch: Taking the Tram down to Cesare Casaletto
dinner: Li Rioni for Pizza

Mon, Mar 11, lunch: Nerone (maybe)
dinner: Roscioli

Tues, Mar 12, Scavi Tour day, lunch: Il Matriciana (husband's choice)
dinner: Boccondivino (maybe?)

Wed, Mar 13, lunch: L'Asino D'Oro
dinner: Renato e Luisa

Thur, Mar 14, lunch: Rolling the dice for this one
dinner: Armando al Pantheon (husband's choice)

Any coments would be GREATLY appreciated. My kids will eat anything but blue cheese (?)...not worried about them. Our choices seem a bit heavy on cucina romana, but I'm ok with it (I think?). I may throw Checchino dal 1887, L'Arcangelo, and Antico Arco in to the mix (depending on how much my husband wants to loosen the money belt).

Also, what can we anticipate being in season at this time?

Thank you in advance. And...this plan could all go to Hell should the Papal conclave be that week.

Mary B.

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