Aldo Disorbo on the Beauty and Bounty of Rome


Walking through the streets of Rome is a luxurious experience that has inspired vacationers around the world, according to Italian ex-pat Aldo Disorbo. When the responsibilities of work and life leave him feeling stressed, Disorbo takes the opportunity to explore his family history in the Italian capital and draw closer to the area’s friendly and accommodating residents.

By learning about the rich culture and traditions of Italy, Aldo Disorbo is able to connect with his loved ones in a more profound way. With an impressive collection of buildings and structures dating back centuries, Rome is a wonderful city for those who appreciate architectural design. Eager to find a few hidden treasures along the way, Disorbo often devotes a few days for sightseeing adventures with his fellow travelers.

Some of the more prominent landmarks in Rome include the Sistine Chapel, the Trevi Foundation, the Spanish Steps, the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. On each of his European trips, Aldo Disorbo makes time for at least one or two of these tourist hotspots. The Fontanone is another popular location that allows Disorbo to relax and reflect upon his arrival.

Aldo Disorbo points out that Rome features ancient Roman and Egyptian obelisks, along with a series of modern obelisks. These obelisks are featured in piazzas including Piazza del Popolo, Piazza Montecitorio, St. Peter’s Square, Piazza Navona, and villas such as the pincian Hill, the Baths of Diocletian and Villa Celimontana.

Before departing Italy to return home, Aldo Disorbo enjoys purchasing a few bottles of extra virgin olive oil Quercialta. This special ingredient is essential to many of his homemade recipes. When in Rome, Aldo Disorbo also tries to make a reservation at his favorite Italian restaurant, Da Checco il Carrettiere (Trastevere). There, he tastes the unforgettable flavors of delicious desserts, entrees and appetizers. Although Disorbo enjoys trying a wide variety of foods, he says that his favorite dishes are lasagna and Tiramisu.