Right in the heart of Rome’s Baroque historic center the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps are very close to one another.Getting between them is an easy walk you can do in less than 10 minutes on your own.And if you have a bit of time, you’ll be amazed at how many things there are to see, do, and eat along the way!
In Rome, food is (supposed to be) seasonal. And carciofi alla romana, or stewed artichokes, are in season from late November through early spring. Yes you will find artichokes in Rome before then. But they are not from Rome, and they won't be made alla romana. They will be fried (alla giudia), or used in other dishes like pasta or anchovy casseroles. Nothing wrong with those fabulous dishes.But if you love carciofi alla romana, as I do, you can start indulging in late November.