One of the best parts about Rome, is that you can walk around the city and find good food almost anywhere. We went for a little stroll and stumbled upon Taverna Barberini. Any time I see a Trip Advisor symbol on a door, I can usually assume the food will be pretty decent. We ordered the Antipasto which was enough to feed a small army, and then I had a pasta that was similar to carbonara but with some peas and other additions. I was in absolute food heaven!
On the way back, I came across some random fountains that absolutely amazed me. I have no idea what they are or what they represent, but I thought they were great.
The next day, I took myself on an adventure to the closest beach in Rome called Ostia Lido. It was nice to get out of the city and just relax. It was about a 40 minute ride by metro and then train and absolutely worth it!
I have been missing home cooked food but luckily, I met someone at the hostel that got an apartment. We also happened to meet a chef who was traveling and willing to cook for us. We had a cheese plate and three different prosciuttos and then the best bruschetta I have ever had in my life, followed by a delicious pasta. Four cheeses, 4 bottles of wine and 3 different prosciuttos was only $51.00! That would cost me about $150.oo in the states. I love this country.