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I went on a trip to Rome and searched for the most special recipes and traditonal Roman dishes. I went there for the weekend with my love and I would like to share with you some of my best experiences. Touristic runs, Pasta’s, gelatto, veggies and traditional dishes!

My boyfriend and I stayed at this supercute B&B “Quodlibet”. The owner was so kind to give us a map and drew the best routes to discover the city in 4 days and taste the best foods in Rome. He even drew a running course :D. Check out the pictures of the delicious foods we discovered and what activities we did to stay fit even with all these delicious foods!

The orange drink you see is the the well known apperitivo  “Aperol Spritz“. It is a very fresh almost “cocktail like” drink  with aperol (orange kind of liquor) and prosecco. The food is a mixed platter with different traditional Roman  appetizers, a.k.a “antipasti” This platter mostly contains fried delicacies.
-Carciofi alla Giudia: Fried artichoke.
-Fiori di zucca: Fried zuccini flower. (my favorite!)
-Filetti di baccala: Fried cod.
-Suppli breadcrumbed, fried croquettes made of rice in Bolognese sauce, filled with mozzarella cheese.
-Parmaham

As a main dish I had grilled squid and my boyfriend had pasta. This was our first evening en we already started with so many yummy things (yes I defenitly am a foodie!)

 

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I wanted to run in Rome too so the next morning I got up extra early (uhhgg.. a bit drowsy after the Aperol and wine hihi) to go for a run around the Villa Borghese. A fantastic park with a lot of steeps and hills. I ran past the Vatican City, to Piazzo di Popolo, through the gardens of Borghese and back. It was a hard run because I’m not used to all the hills (in Holland everything is very flat). I wanted to take this opportunity to train with hills and resistance. Next to getting lost a couple times, it took me 75 min to do 8,38km. Not my best time and I was exhausted but I saw the city in a whole different way!

If you are doing a touristic run in a city, decide your route and memorize the mainstreet BEFORE you go on your run. It helps to coordinate while running. Also take a small paper map so that you do not need to look on you mobile phone the whole time ( I din’t have internet)

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