Amanencer, you mentioned that there is a nice traditional lunch that will be good to visit somewhere outside of Rome. Could you spare me more details regarding it? My wife and I will be there (Rome) on the 16th through the 19th and aside from the usual "ROME" itinerary and considering many things will be closed, we are interested in doing this "traditional lunch".
On the other hand, if anyone else here have any other suggestions, tips regarding Easter in Rome, please let me know. Thanks!!
I was referring at "fraschette", which is not a typical "lunch" but a tipical PLACE where you can go to have lunch or dinner. You can find a lot of this places in Ariccia, a little town 30 km far from Rome.(direction south)
that places are crowded of families or group of friends, very loudy (people talk all together, sing, sometimes arrives a man with a guitar and start playing typical folk roman songs for a while..).
the typical food here is ham, salami, cheese, roasted pork and a selection of first courses, such as pasta alla carbonara or pasta all'amatriciana...both very typical of Rome.If I remember well, there should also be some secound course (meat, for easter probably lamb :abbacchio) and some cakes.
the prices are really cheap, the wine is local .
you sit in long table, often with other people, tablecloth are made by paper, plate for starters are made by plastic. So that you can't tell them "restaurants" in the strict sense of the term, but I think it could be a nice experience.
Is Ariccia the only place that has this? I would have to rent a car the next day if anythign to get to this place. I will have to look at it on the map to see where it is.
no, there should be fraschette also in surrounding towns..but I've only been in Ariccia, so I can't suggest you other places..