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Rome in February

Callea | Jan 7, 2013 11:10 AM

Hi there,

I apologize if I'm asking questions that get asked a lot. I read the last few dozen threads, but that's obviously only the tip of the iceberg. =)

My husband and I are taking our first trip to Italy in February. We've been to Europe before, but never Italy. We are very excited! We'll actually be in Rome, Florence and Venice, but I'll get overwhelmed and twitchy if I try to tackle all 3 in this post!

A few things about us...
- I wouldn't call us foodies, but we like good food. We both like food that is simple but well prepared. Nothing fussy or stuffy.
- Neither of us love fish but we are open to trying things out of our comfort zone.
- Budget is a big consideration for us. Neither of us are huge eaters, though, and I'm hoping that we can share a course here and there and maybe limit ourselves to 2 courses in most places. We are okay with splurging and paying around €100 for a couple dinners but would prefer to stay closer to €50 most of the time.

That said, here are our thoughts:

Day 1: Er Buchetto (lunch), Taverna dei Fori Imperiali (dinner)
Day 2: Day trip to Naples/Pompeii. I'm a little unsure about dinner here. I think the last trains to Termini leave too early for us to have dinner in Naples.
Day 3: L'asino D'oro (lunch), Armando Al Pantheon or Pizzeria da Remo (dinner)
Day 4: Pizzarium (lunch), Felice a Testaccio or Perilli (dinner)

Am I going beyond my budget? It's hard to be sure.
Are there any glaring omissions?
Day 3 is Feb 14--What is Valentines Day like in Rome? It is not a big holiday for us, so I didn't pick anything special.
My husband and I like sweet wines (love Moscato!) does anyone have any recommendations for wine?
When should I start trying to get reservations?

Thank you!

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