We love a city walk. Not to mention a hit of Italian food
and culture. So we asked experts of three of our favorite
THE BEST ITALIAN SPOTS IN THREE
OF OUR FAVORITE CITIES.
cities where to go the next time we're in town.
A breezy outfit and chic pair of fold-up flats will take us directly from the plane to Rome's historic center where we'll sightsee the Pantheon and the Museo di Roma, picking up treats from Gina Tringali's (the founder of Italy Food and Wine Tours) favorite spots along the way. Start off with a cappuccino at Cafffé Camerino (yes, with three fs), one of the few small-batch artisanal roasters left in Rome, suggests Tringali. For lunch, an ethereal slice of pizza from Antico Forno Roscioli, a forno (bakery) dating back to the early 1800s. To finish? A sparkling wine like Prosecco or a Franciacorta from Il Goccetto, a classic Roman wine bar frequented by locals.
We'll dress in chic layers and pointy-toed flats to view the historic Italian sites beloved by Joyce Gold of Joyce Gold History Tours of New York. The true Italian village is not Little Italy around Mulberry Street, says Gold, it's in Greenwich Village. We'll start the day with a nibble at the lantern-lit indoor garden of La Lanterna di Vittorio near Washington Square Park and then walk over to Greenwich Village to take in the architecture of some of the oldest Italian buildings in the country, like St. Francis of Assisi, the oldest remaining Italian parish in the US. Then we'll head to Bleecker Street for dinner at Trattoria Spaghetto, enjoying the rustic, authentic Italian ambiance with their famous minestrone soup and veal marsala and a bottle of Barbera D'Alba Andrea Oberto wine.
A floaty dress and mocs will keep things easy for a day of browsing Michele Topor's suggested finds in Boston's North End. The founder of Boston Food Tours suggests a picnic of authentic Italian meats (Soppressata and Prosciutto) and cheeses (Pecorino Romano and Manchego) from Monica's Mercato & Salumeria taken on the Greenway for the view of both old-world (North End) and new (the Financial District towers). Then we'll head over to browse Officina 189, a concept store showcasing hard-to-find Italian products like perfumes, watches, even toothpaste. For supper, we'll go to Bricco Ristorante & Enoteca where the renowned Campania-native chef and owner combines modern and old-world elements on his constantly-updated menu. We'll end the day with a coffee hazelnut gelato, made in-house at Caffé Paradiso.
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