Land of la dolce vita

Ce­leste Mitchell

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Food is king

Book in with Eat­ing Italy Food Tours (eatin­gi­taly­food­tours.com) to sink sa­lumi (Ital­ian cold cuts ) and san­giovese wine in a cel­lar that pre­dates the Colos­seum, eat pip­ing hot sup­pli (snacks) on the side­walk, and meet lo­cal pro­duc­ers who have been bak­ing, mix­ing and serv­ing for gen­er­a­tions in Rome’s favourite neigh­bour­hood, the Traste­vere re­gion, south of Vat­i­can City.

They love the good life

Not only will a visit to the ru­ins of the an­cient city of Pom­peii take you into a land be­fore time, it will be­come ob­vi­ous that the Ro­mans knew how to live the good life, even in 79AD. A tour will take you past the public baths where lo­cals would re­lax in the steam room, the “take­away” stores, and one of 35 broth­els, with its “menu” painted on the wall.

Pom­peii is one of the first stops

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