Saturday, January 19, 2013

Twinkly Matera and Calabrian Chocolate Truffles


  • If you haven't seen the Nativity in St Peter's Square yet, it's still there for a few more weeks
  • with the Christmas Tree too. The queues might be shorter now and if the snow comes like
  • last year it could be a magical sight. The Nativity lighting changes, taking you from dusk
  • till dawn. The village is based on the town of Matera in Basilicata. As the sun goes down,
  • lights start to twinkle in the windows and a star shoots across the sky.

  • Then after I recommend dinner at Falcone, a pizzeria, restaurant two minutes walk from
  • Cipro metro (not to be confused with Antico Falcone). Pizza is delicious, homemade
  • chocolate tartufo from Calabria, quiet and nice waiters. If you are staying near the
  • Vatican, it's close but you'll never find it so either go to Cipro metro and ask someone or get a
  •  taxi to take you there.  Delicious food, normal prices and no arrogant waiters.



2 comments:

  1. It's my dream to be in Rome some Christmas, so I'll save these suggestions for when that day comes. Grazie mille!! (I've seen Matera in person, and it does indeed look like a Nativity scene.)

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  2. Hi Jann, Every year the Nativity in St Peter's square is lovely but this year it was super special. I love the fact they leave it there until February, giving more people the chance to enjoy it. Well worth the visit

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