Talkin about food, I advice you all in going to the smallest places, those you find walkin through the town. Follow your nose, especially. Even if you are not tested as Italians in this practice ;)
The best food, for me at least, from ages is the "Amatriciana" a pasta (well, a sauce for pasta) which seems perfect ONLY in Rome.
No one cooks it like people there.
From centuries they are just masters.
Then there is the amazing Carbonara, the sauce for pasta made with eggs, as yellow as possible. So tastey.
But really, believe me.. everything there is cooked so wonderfully.
It must be the innate creativity and cheerfullness of Roman people. Proud of being known everywhere, from all times, Romans can results or untakeable, or the funniest and sharpest people ever.
Maybe I was lucky, but so far I met only people of the latter type :)
So Ste, thank you so much for this trip!!!!!!!!