Exploring the Markets of Rome

Dominick Cura
February 2, 2020

After a week of orientation, it was time to start exploring the city. I also needed groceries, so what better way to get to know Rome than visit some of the markets? We visited two markets in the Prati neighborhood. Our morning started at Mercato dell'unità, the smaller of the two markets before heading a few blocks away to Mercato Trionfale. Mercato Trionfale is a sprawling market near the Vatican where you can get everything from fresh produce to cheese to meat and even cleaning supplies.

We walked around the market for a bit and eventually found a stall selling meats and cheese. The small stall was surrounded by people waiting in line so we knew it must be good. We tasted some porchetta, a type of roast pork and knew we had to buy some more. This was not the place to practice my Italian as everyone was in a rush. Luckily our Italian student companion was with us and she helped us order a pack of porchetta and an Italian cheese called Scamorza. Having bought our lunch for the day we went back to our apartment and had a delicious fresh lunch of meat and cheese. I already know I'll be back next week!

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Dominick Cura

<p>I've always been fascinated by adventure. It started with hiking in the mountains as a kid, and my wanderlust only grew when I decided to take a gap year after high school to backpack Europe and Asia. I learned so many incredible lessons that I would not have gotten by just staying at home.<br><br>Aside from adventures I am also extremely passionate about storytelling through videos and photos. As a film student, I'm learning to share my own experiences through film and make other people connect to the stories I tell.</p>

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