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The best coffee in Rome
Coffee for Italians is a special national drink. During the day, the inhabitants of Rome usually drink more than one cup, so you can try well-prepared invigorating espresso or delicate cappuccino in the Italian capital at almost every step. However, there are special places where the Romans themselves regularly go with pleasure. Together with the tourist meta-search momondo, we tell you which coffee houses are worth adding to your route through the ancient city.
Sant’Eustachio Il Caffe
Piazza Sant’Eustachio, 82
Strong and dense espresso, one of the best in Rome, according to local stories, you can try it here. The institution has been operating since 1938 and is famous for its own secret mixture of fragrant grains. Moreover, not just ready varieties are mixed here, but raw coffee is bought from different countries and roasted in its own ovens melted by logs. A cafe is located in the very center of the city – not far from the Basilica di Sant’Eustachio church, the roof of which is decorated with the head of a deer with a cross between the branching horns. Continue reading
7 strangest restaurants in the world
You can’t even imagine why people go to a restaurant. A bite to eat – well, that goes without saying. But some of them also set records, someone overcomes fears, and someone wants to be alone. We picked up ten very strange restaurants where visitors come for sure not for food.
Dinner in the Sky, Belgium
Only a very brave people can reserve a table in the Brussels-based Dining Room in the Sky. Because you have to dine at an altitude of 50 meters – this is approximately the level of the 16th floor.
Brussels “Dining Room in the Sky”
The restaurant consists of a huge crane that will raise the platform, which will accommodate a table and 22 guests. Moreover, you can either order the entire table, or several places, in which case you will be seated next to the same extremals. You will be served by waiters and a cook – they will also rise on the platform. Continue reading
Cats, rats and elephants: what Parisians had at the end of the 19th century
The capital of France is famous for its gastronomy. It was in Paris that the first restaurants appeared, as well as many popular gourmet dishes. But there were Parisians and difficult periods. So, during the four months of 1870-1871. The basis of the Parisian menu was horsemeat, meat of dogs and rats. They even ate an elephant from the zoo.
In the summer of 1870, a bloody war broke out between the French Empire and the North German Union. German troops invaded France, Emperor Napoleon III went to the front and was captured in the battle of Sedan. A day later, on September 3, an uprising began in Paris. The September Revolution replaced the emperor and, once again, established the Republic. France was losing the war, and in Paris they were preparing for a siege. In anticipation of the blockade of the 2 millionth city, all products and fuel were taken from neighboring regions, herds of animals they could find were driven in. Continue reading