Sometimes you see things in Rome which start to make you think, “Only in Rome”. Here are a few of my favourites!
Unfortunately there’s no escaping the golden arches even in the Eternal City; but where else would you find a branch called “Pantheon”?
McDonalds - the Pantheon branch
How many scoops of ice cream is it possible to fit on one cone? I suspect not this many, though I have yet to ask for one of these…
Gelateria near the Via Tritone (if I recall correctly)
There are Smart Cars everywhere in Rome – they make sense in a crowded city. But as a wedding car? How does the bride’s dress fit in?! I spotted this outside Santa Maria sopra Minerva:
An unusual wedding vehicle
Roman Holiday calendars, fine. But where else but in Rome would you find a calendar of Hot Priests?! Also available… the Pope.
Hot priests calendar, anyone?
And of course the ubiquitous penis pasta. Don’t leave Rome without buying some for the folks back home 😉
Rudely shaped pasta
About Rachel Ingram
I graduated from Oxford University in 2009 with an MA in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History from St John's College. After graduating I worked as a Geographic Researcher at Holidaylettings.co.uk, spending lots of time researching and writing travel guides to worldwide destinations, developing my copywriting skills. After working as a copywriter and content consultant at White.net (formerly SEOptimise), where I most enjoyed working with travel clients, I went self-employed. I now divide my time between freelance copywriting and running the business I set up with my boyfriend - AirExperiences.co.uk - selling aviation gift experiences. In my spare time I'm training for a Private Pilot's Licence, and I also enjoy travelling, wine and baking. My favourite authors are Charles Dickens, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Bill Bryson.