Monday, May 17, 2010

In the Ghetto

Today John and I went back to Da Benito, in the old Jewish Ghetto, for lunch. John had the same tuna salad that he had the last time, but I had the roast beef with delicious sauteed mushrooms and peas. Yum! Afterward we set out to explore the neighbourhood.
On the Via Reginella, we found a wonderful antiquarian bookstore.
The colourful Via Portico d'Ottavia, a wide pedestrian street is lined with kosher restaurants, bakeries and butcher shops.
Street musicans entertain the diners.
Ancient sculptures and Roman inscriptions are incorporated into the walls of the businesses.

At one end of the Piazza Costaguti we found a wonderful fruit and vegetable shop, the Frutteria Adam.
We couldn't resist buying some tiny tomatoes and Sicilian strawberries to take back to our apartment.


  1. May strawberries sound very good indeed!
    Thanks for the photos.

  2. Glad you're enjoying the pics, Lisa. We had the berries in yogurt for breakfast this morning. Delish!


  3. I find your photos so much better than any other travel books or websites. Thank you for the trip to Italy!

    Anna R-R (apparently our minds are on travel these days)

  4. Hi Anna!
    We're so glad you're following the Tomatoes Abroad and enjoying it. It's great fun to post in actual time. If travel is on your minds, think Italia! Having kids along will only up your cred with Italians! They can't resist'em!
    Love to Will and i bambini!
    Bill and John