Brain food – 10 morsels about Rome

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Facts about Rome – where do you start?  Here are ten and not just to do with food.

I.        Rome at the height of its power was the first city in Europe to have to feed over a million citizens.  Much of the food had to be imported

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Taxi takes the skin off the walls in Rome

A car barnacled to the wall outside the Hotel Due Torri in Rome

A car barnacled to the wall outside the Hotel Due Torri in Rome

Taxis, especially those of foreign lands, are jammed together in a corner of my mind that I would rather keep shut. I don’t like to be in the back of a stranger’s car, city blind and barriered in by language, especially when the price to pay goes up with every sweaty minute.

However … late September en route to Rome we decided, despite all my worst fears, that a taxi was the best option.

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