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Am I the only one who stresses out about where they eat on vacation? Especially when I’m in Italy.  You just don’t want to end up eating somewhere mediocre when your meals are limited!  Well I guess they’re not really that limited since you pretty much eat as much as you breathe when you’re on vacation, but still.  It’s something that Yelp has helped me out with tremendously while I’ve been in new places around the world.

Sara and I were craving pizza since we’ve arrived in Italy, but we wanted to save it for Rome and Florence, because we thought it might be better there than the beach towns.  I’m sure it’s good everywhere, but you get the point.  What we really should’ve done is got a pizza in Napoli, since the margherita pizza was born there! We only passed through Napoli to get to and from Capri so it was a bit difficult with the suitcases to find a famous pizza place (that probably would’ve required an extra taxi ride, etc.). All of the Italians talk about how good the pizza is in Naples, so it must be reeeally freaking good.

Today in the taxi we were told the story of how the margherita pizza was first made.  A baker in Naples named Raffaele Esposito once made three different pizzas for King Umberto I and Queen Margherita, and the one that she liked best was the one with three toppings: tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and basil.  All of which are green, white, and red, the colors on the Italian flag.  Then that pizza was named the margherita pizza in her honor.  So adorable!

Now we are in Rome, and tomorrow we’re doing a tour of the Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica, and possibly the Colisseum or Trevi Fountain.  We also booked some very exciting last minute activities for Thursday… Stay tuned 🙂

Above I’m wearing a light pink tee by Twenty and white ripped denim from Mcguire Denim.

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