One of my favorite parts of the city is the Jewish ghetto.
I always enter from here, off the Piazza Mattei, through...
|the Bernini–attributed turtle fountain|
...a narrow and cobblestone-paved side street called Via della Reginella.
Always stopping to glimpse at the Judaica on the corner...
...and landing at my sanctuary, Boccione–the neighborhood bakery.
It smells wonderful in here, all day long.
After some small talk with one of the signoras that work the counter, I walk out with a pocketful of almond-cinnamon biscottini, and a big smile on my face.
Are you familiar with this part of Rome?