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01 Feb, 2010

Caffè Paranà

Posted by: Wen Ching In: Italian Food|Italy

Ciao Rome! As soon as we arrived at Rome Ciampino Airport in the morning, we made our way to Roma Termini Railway station and checked in to our hotel which is located near the station. Excited and without wanting to waste our precious time in Italy, we went out to travel around Rome.

We took the Rome Metro (an underground public transportation system that operates in Rome) from the Termini Station until Ottaviano Station. This is the nearest underground station to the Vatican City, which is also where the well-known St. Peter’s Basilica is located in. The basilica can be seen afar in this photo. More information and photos about Vatican City and the basilica will be posted soon.

Having a good tourist map in our hands proved to be really handy. We followed the map to visit the most well-known places in Rome. After a short walk from the basilica, we arrived at Castel Sant’Angelo. The towering cylindrical building is the Mausoleum of Hadrian built by the Roman Emperor Hadrian. It was later used as a fortress and a castle, and now a museum for tourists.

Along our way to the Mausoleum of Augustus, we captured photos of the breath-taking scenery along Tiber River, which is the third longest river in Italy.

There are many bridges which crosses the Tiber River, one of them is the Ponte Cavour.

The Trinità dei Monti, which was a Baroque church, can be seen from the Piazza di Spagna. The famous Spanish Steps is also visible from this photo. It is the longest and widest staircase in Europe.

We also visited the Trevi Fountain, which is the largest Baroque fountain in Rome. Even though it was during winter and the weather was extremely cold, there were many tourists eating ice-creams while enjoying the view of the fountain.

After that, we walked over to visit the Pantheon. It was built about two thousand years ago as a temple to all the gods of Ancient Rome and remained as the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome until today.

Back to our main theme of our blog – food. We had a quick lunch at Caffè Paranà which is located near the Termini Station before exploring Rome. The exterior of the café with the tram tracks are visible from the photo.

The café was warm and comfortable. Even though we have problems communicating in different languages, the staffs were very helpful and friendly.

The displays of food were appealing too.

We opted for a cotoletta di pollo sandwich. Priced at €5, the breaded chicken sandwich was delicious. It was toasted before served. Simple, juicy and warm, we love it!

There are many different types of pizzas in Italy, many of them which we couldn’t recognise without looking at their names. Priced at €4, the pizza rossa that we had comprise of aubergine, mozzarella cheese and tomato enfold by bread. The pizza was tasty, the fillings were appetising and juicy while the bread was dense and nice.

The visually appetising biscuit attracted my attention and we ordered it without hesitation. Although a little overpriced at €2.50, it was a delightful snack with generous chocolate fillings.

It was an enjoyable lunch for the start of our journey in Rome.

Café Information
Piazza Dei Cinquecento, 39,
00185, Roma,
Italy.
Tel: 06-4883885

9 Responses to "Caffè Paranà"

1 | fufu

February 1st, 2010 at 1:30 am

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trevi fountain… make a wish there!! i am missing rome… gotta go to vantican city ok? eat gelato pls

2 | ai wei

February 1st, 2010 at 4:32 am

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very very nice photosss

that's a biscuit??? i thought it's a donut o something

3 | Bangsar-bAbE

February 1st, 2010 at 9:35 am

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Great pictures! I like the pizza shop outside Termini Station. If I'm not mistaken, exit the station, turn left, and the quaint shop is just around that corner. =)

4 | Hotels near spanish steps

February 1st, 2010 at 5:29 pm

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It is such a beautiful city! Everybody should go and visit it!

5 | mimid3vils

February 2nd, 2010 at 8:26 am

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folded pizza?

6 | Alexander

February 9th, 2010 at 11:49 am

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Beautiful photos. Looks like you had lots of fun!

Alexander
Alex's World! – http://www.kakinan.com/alex

7 | kitchen tables

February 13th, 2010 at 4:48 am

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I hope I can go to this place one day! I fell in love with the pictures! The place really looks great!

8 | CUMI & CIKI

March 18th, 2010 at 8:27 am

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lovely series on Rome! had fun reading it:)

9 | Avid Amiri llc

May 24th, 2010 at 7:35 pm

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I will definitely go there.On seeing photos i think you had lots of fun.

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