Question re: groceries in Italy (Rome)

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Apr 18th, 2012, 03:37 PM
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For every apartment we've ever rented in Europe, the owners have only supplied a day or two's worth or paper products like toilet paper. I always go out and get that along with paper towels.

I actually bring paper plates and plastic utensils in my checked baggage as it makes for less washing of dishes and when it's gone, I have the room in my bag for things I want to bring home.
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Apr 18th, 2012, 04:18 PM
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Rome's tourism website lists groceries in the center. Use the advanced tab on the right to search specific areas of the city or you can just select center of Rome to get a bigger list. The hours will be listed for most and if you click expand on the map, you can get your bearings easier. You can also click the little camera on the map to get satellite view. Zoom in and you can see what the area looks like.

http://www.060608.it/en/cultura-e-sv...centro-di-roma

There is a Despar close to the pantheon open on Sunday.
http://www.060608.it/en/cultura-e-sv.../despar-2.html
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Apr 18th, 2012, 04:36 PM
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Great site kybourbon. Thanks
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Apr 19th, 2012, 01:11 AM
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Annhig, I think the OP means Provolone cheese. Yummy!
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Apr 19th, 2012, 05:02 AM
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Many many thanks to everyone for all of the help, tips, and suggestions! I truly love how helpful Fodorites always are - you all have greatly enriched our trips over the past 8 years!

I made applesauce this morning from some organic honeycrisp apples and oh-my-goodness, it is *really good*. Poor little Alexander... mama ate a good third of his food, ha! I'm happy to know how to make it if the need arises.
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Apr 19th, 2012, 05:22 AM
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They should have provolone, it is after all an Italian cheese.

And why waste a prosciutto crudo opportunity, the cotto is never as good.
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Apr 19th, 2012, 06:28 AM
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TexasAggie, just want to make sure you don't overlook namaka's suggestion about toilet paper and paper towels. I always rush out and buy toilet paper the first thing. Each to their own priority.

And try making applesauce with golden delicious apples. They're the best. I like it chunky, but maybe not yet for Alexander.
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Apr 19th, 2012, 10:00 AM
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tarquin, crudo would not appeal to those who don't care for country ham. Just saying. And yes, provolone wouldn't be a problem.
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Apr 19th, 2012, 10:11 AM
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From TSA website:"Medically necessary liquids and gels, including medications, baby formula and food, breast milk, and juice, are allowed in reasonable quantities exceeding 3.4 ounces (100ml) and are not required to be in a zip-top bag. >>

lol, i'm pleased that nursing mothers don't have to present their breasts in a zip-lock bag!

and i bow to your superior knowledge re the cheese. [formaggio]

well done with the stewed apple, Aggie. it is nice, isn't it? goes well with pork too, especially when made with tart apples, or in an apple pie.

I usually stick a roll or two of loo roll in the luggage, just in case.
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Apr 19th, 2012, 11:37 AM
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Excellent point about the toilet paper, many thanks for that one! I was aware of the TSA regulations re: breastmilk since I am still nursing/pumping once per day. I didn't realize it extended to liquid-like (i.e., mushy) baby food as well. That is excellent news since he is working on his molars and can be finicky about crunchy, hard foods on the days that a new tooth actually cuts.
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Apr 19th, 2012, 11:59 AM
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Aggie - a good tip to deal with the pain that babies suffer from when the plane is descending is to feed them [ie breastfeed] - it relieves the pressure, like sucking a sweet does for us.

are you taking some calpol [or whatever you use] to deal with the teething pains? i'm sure it is available in Italy, but I wouldn't know what it is called.
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Apr 19th, 2012, 12:16 PM
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Cut your meats and cheeses in half. Campo de' Fiori is not that far, and on weekdays in has a market and there is a norceria on the campo.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mksfca/...57622915079327 and the next two pictures in the set.
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Apr 19th, 2012, 05:51 PM
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Loads of choices for you in the della Rotonda area.

Here are a couple for you. Everything on your list should be found easily in a supermarket or larger grocery store.

Despar on Via Giustinani 18. Less than five minutes away

Carrefour Express on Via Monterone 5

There are heaps of pharmacies too.

Now I know this is a loaded subject but I would like to provide OP with a direct link to a list of supermarkets, grocery stores and pharmacies in her area with clear easy to read maps and addressess listed. It is a clean site. No advertising. It will just save OP time and money to see where everything is close to her location.

Hope this is OK and the link is made with good intentions only!

http://excusemewhereis.blogspot.com....a-rotonda.html

and for pharmacies in case bub needs a little something

http://excusemewhereis.blogspot.com....a-rotonda.html

I sincerly hope this OK

Francoise.
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Apr 20th, 2012, 05:24 AM
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Hi Francoise, your links are wonderful! Thank you very much!!
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Apr 22nd, 2012, 06:47 AM
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Just found this site about a Sunday market. Can't speak for it first-hand and it's dated, but FYI:

http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2006/02/the-sunday-mark/

Anyone know if this is still an active market?
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Apr 22nd, 2012, 07:49 AM
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TDudette - That market appears to be in Paris, not Rome.

For markets in Rome:
http://www.roninrome.com/shopping-di...arkets-in-rome

For grocery stores, keep scrolling down this link until you get to the map. It's color coded by grocery store name so you can pick the type you want.
http://www.roninrome.com/shopping-di...stores-in-rome
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