Sunday, January 4, 2015

Another museum Sunday?

A bright and beautiful (and rather warm, for a nice change) Sunday greeted us in Rome today. Original plans were to visit the Etruscan Museum and meet friends for pranzo but they called things off due to illness, so Plan B was put in place.

The Museo Capitoline instead, followed by lunch at an eatery of our own choice. Perche no?

Just a couple of photos since you can see much better ones on the web. One of Larry's favorite pieces is the original bronze of Marcus Aurelius astride his horse. This used to be outside before a replica replaced it in the elements but it was then behind glass inside. Recently it's been moved to a newly-built space where it can be admired from many angles, as you can see above.

Next? Pranzo! No amateur food photos, but you can see some on the Hostaria Grappolo d'Oro website. We'd dined here many years ago and wondered if it was still good, plus it was sort of on the way back home. We enjoyed their fixed-price menu, an outstanding and very tasty value, quite likely the best spaghetti carbonara Larry's enjoyed in quite awhile!

Topping things off, their wine list included a Trappolini Cenereto, another tasty value, so our Sunday pranzo was just right. Buona Domenica to everyone!

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