Vatican, Spray Paint Art & Birthplace of Fettuccine Alfredo

Vatican, Spray Paint Art & Birthplace of Fettuccine Alfredo


100 thoughts on “Vatican, Spray Paint Art & Birthplace of Fettuccine Alfredo

  1. This is Episode ELEVEN of our new series: One Suitcase, Four Kids!
    Follow us on Instagram: Chris Ballinger & Jessica Ballinger and Twitter: BallingerFamily & BallingerMom for even more updates!

  2. I loved hearing Bailey talk about the art, loved Jacob eating fettuccine, loved Parker’s interpretive dance to the music and Duncan’s noodlehead! You’re all fab:)

  3. Hi Ballinger family… wondering if you could put which specific tours you took with this company.. I looked at their site and was not able to pinpoint each one. Thanks! Looking forward to the next vlog!

  4. Love seeing your amazing adventures through Europe! 💞 I think my favorite part of this episode is seeing Duncan's sweet personality coming out more and more. 🤩🤗😆

  5. Once again my mind is blown! Awesome vlog!! Thank you so much for sharing the beautiful artwork😊 this makes me so happy to see!

  6. I LOVE YOUR FAMILY SO MUCH!! THE PERSON I AM VERY INSPIRED TO IS BAILEY. THE REASON I AM INSPIRED BY HER IS BECAUSE SHE NEVER COMPLAINS AND SHE ALWAYS SAY PLEASANT WORDS!!!!! I LOVE YOU BAILEY!!!!

  7. I don’t understand the dress code like AT ALL! They should let people be proud in their bodies! I’d def sue them if they didn’t let me in when I was wearing whatever I wanted

  8. Can you post the full clip of the guys serenading y’all at dinner and the kids dancing along?? I love the music, and the kids are so cute to see enjoying it and dancing.

  9. Don’t bye the water from random people in Rome because it’s illegal and when they see cops they hide them in trash cans

  10. 14:34 is the best part 😄 I love the look on Duncan’s face as he’s dancing to the music.

    It feels like it was just yesterday that he was born. Time flies.

  11. The spray painted pictures are beautiful and so interesting to watch. We saw a guy at the Ft. Worth Stockyard a couple years ago. I just couldn’t leave without buying my husband one.

  12. we're learning renaissance this year at my school, literally everything i'm learning in history this year you guys are mentioning it in your trip xD

  13. I really love these vacation vlogs. I've been to Rome two times and I just love the city. Last time I went in July of 2017, in the middle of a heatwave so wearing long pants was horrible so my friends and I brought along long skirts in our backpacks to put over our shorts when going into a church/chapel.

  14. Yaaaassss Italy! I am Italian but I live in the states, but my family has this awesome gray for our pasta. (Americans call it pasta sauce but this is homemade gray so aka pasta sauce but we don’t call it that) I wish I could share it with you all!

  15. Why are you allowing your children to act like that in the Vatican? It's a holy place and should be treated with respect not a playground.

  16. Thank you so much for sharing this incredible trip with us. It makes me so happy to watch every time you upload. I one day dream to be in Italy with my own family and this series has me so excited for my future. 🙂

  17. you didn’t learn how to dance at the dinner table?!?? the ballingers have been doing it since the existence of SUSHI DANCE PARTYS!!!! hahahah

  18. Loving the Italy vlogs! By the way, I'm half Italian, and that Alfredo restaurant is a total scam… Fettuccine Alfredo are certainly not Italian, but American 🙂

  19. I am loving these videos – it’s so cool to get to see these amazing places!!! And that spray paint artist – WOW!!!

  20. What a wonderful trip. It was so great to see the Vatican sights once again. I was lucky enough to be in Rome for a Choir performance 4 years ago and our choir performed in the Basilica on the first celebration feast of St. John Paul II. It is a mass I will never forget and your trip is allowing me to wallow in those memories. Look forward to the rest. I hope you go to Assisi. I loved it more than Rome.

  21. Thank you for sharing your adventure with us, Ballinger Family <3 Really learnt a lot so far on the historical element from Rome, all thanks to your lovely videos. Thank you again guys, love you lots! ^^

  22. I'm in art history right now and I learned that the "cloak" he's holding is actually painted as his skin. It's super messed up since it's supposed to depict heaven and hell.

  23. I'm a bit confused. I went to Rome/The Vatican like 8 or 9 years ago and swear I saw that ceiling (with the 9ft of gold banner thing) but I was 100% wearing shorts…. can you wear shorts there? Has it changed? Am I crazy and thinking of a different but extremely similar ceiling in the Vatican?

  24. umm gelato IS ice cream -gelato means ice cream in italian. Venchi is some of the best ice cream in Rome – you went to the right place!

  25. HISTORY OF ALFREDO DI LELIO CREATOR IN 1908 OF “FETTUCCINE ALL’ALFREDO” (“FETTUCCINE ALFREDO”), NOW SERVED BY HIS NEPHEW INES DI LELIO, AT THE RESTAURANT “IL VERO ALFREDO” – “ALFREDO DI ROMA” IN ROME, PIAZZA AUGUSTO IMPERATORE 30

    With reference to your article I have the pleasure to tell you the history of my grandfather Alfredo Di Lelio, who is the creator of “Fettuccine all’Alfredo” (“Fettuccine Alfredo”) in 1908 in the “trattoria” run by his mother Angelina in Rome, Piazza Rosa (Piazza disappeared in 1910 following the construction of the Galleria Colonna / Sordi). This “trattoria” of Piazza Rosa has become the “birthplace of fettuccine all’Alfredo”.
    More specifically, as is well known to many people who love the “fettuccine all’Alfredo", this famous dish in the world was invented by Alfredo Di Lelio concerned about the lack of appetite of his wife Ines, who was pregnant with my father Armando (born February 26, 1908).
    Alfredo di Lelio opened his restaurant “Alfredo” in 1914 in Rome and in 1943, during the war, he sold the restaurant to others outside his family.
    In 1950 Alfredo Di Lelio decided to reopen with his son Armando his restaurant in Piazza Augusto Imperatore n.30 "Il Vero Alfredo" (“Alfredo di Roma”), whose fame in the world has been strengthened by his nephew Alfredo and that now managed by me, with the famous “gold cutlery” (fork and spoon gold) donated in 1927 by two well-known American actors Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks (in gratitude for the hospitality).
    See the website of “Il Vero Alfredo” (also about franchising news).
    I must clarify that other restaurants "Alfredo" in Rome do not belong and are out of my brand "Il Vero Alfredo – Alfredo di Roma".
    I inform you that the restaurant “Il Vero Alfredo –Alfredo di Roma” is in the registry of “Historic Shops of Excellence” of the City of Rome Capitale.
    Best regards Ines Di Lelio

    IN ITALIANO

    STORIA DI ALFREDO DI LELIO, CREATORE DELLE “FETTUCCINE ALL’ALFREDO” (“FETTUCCINE ALFREDO”), E DELLA SUA TRADIZIONE FAMILIARE PRESSO IL RISTORANTE “IL VERO ALFREDO” (“ALFREDO DI ROMA”) IN PIAZZA AUGUSTO IMPERATORE A ROMA

    Con riferimento al Vostro articolo ho il piacere di raccontarVi la storia di mio nonno Alfredo Di Lelio, inventore delle note "fettuccine all'Alfredo" (“Fettuccine Alfredo”).
    Alfredo Di Lelio, nato nel settembre del 1883 a Roma in Vicolo di Santa Maria in Trastevere, cominciò a lavorare fin da ragazzo nella piccola trattoria aperta da sua madre Angelina in Piazza Rosa, un piccolo slargo (scomparso intorno al 1910) che esisteva prima della costruzione della Galleria Colonna (ora Galleria Sordi).
    Il 1908 fu un anno indimenticabile per Alfredo Di Lelio: nacque, infatti, suo figlio Armando e videro contemporaneamente la luce in tale trattoria di Piazza Rosa le sue “fettuccine”, divenute poi famose in tutto il mondo. Questa trattoria è “the birthplace of fettuccine all’Alfredo”.
    Alfredo Di Lelio inventò le sue “fettuccine” per dare un ricostituente naturale, a base di burro e parmigiano, a sua moglie (e mia nonna) Ines, prostrata in seguito al parto del suo primogenito (mio padre Armando). Il piatto delle “fettuccine” fu un successo familiare prima ancora di diventare il piatto che rese noto e popolare Alfredo Di Lelio, personaggio con “i baffi all’Umberto” ed i calli alle mani a forza di mischiare le sue “fettuccine” davanti ai clienti sempre più numerosi.
    Nel 1914, a seguito della chiusura di detta trattoria per la scomparsa di Piazza Rosa dovuta alla costruzione della Galleria Colonna, Alfredo Di Lelio decise di aprire a Roma il suo ristorante “Alfredo” che gestì fino al 1943, per poi cedere l’attività a terzi estranei alla sua famiglia.
    Ma l’assenza dalla scena gastronomica di Alfredo Di Lelio fu del tutto transitoria. Infatti nel 1950 riprese il controllo della sua tradizione familiare ed aprì, insieme al figlio Armando, il ristorante “Il Vero Alfredo” (noto all’estero anche come “Alfredo di Roma”) in Piazza Augusto Imperatore n.30 (cfr. il sito web di Il Vero Alfredo).
    Con l’avvio del nuovo ristorante Alfredo Di Lelio ottenne un forte successo di pubblico e di clienti negli anni della “dolce vita”. Successo, che, tuttora, richiama nel ristorante un flusso continuo di turisti da ogni parte del mondo per assaggiare le famose “fettuccine all’Alfredo” al doppio burro da me servite, con l’impegno di continuare nel tempo la tradizione familiare dei miei cari maestri, nonno Alfredo, mio padre Armando e mio fratello Alfredo. In particolare le fettuccine sono servite ai clienti con 2 “posate d’oro”: una forchetta ed un cucchiaio d’oro regalati nel 1927 ad Alfredo dai due noti attori americani M. Pickford e D. Fairbanks (in segno di gratitudine per l’ospitalità).
    Desidero precisare che altri ristoranti “Alfredo” a Roma non appartengono e sono fuori dal mio brand di famiglia.
    Vi informo che il Ristorante “Il Vero Alfredo” è presente nell’Albo dei “Negozi Storici di Eccellenza – sezione Attività Storiche di Eccellenza” del Comune di Roma Capitale.
    Grata per la Vostra attenzione ed ospitalità nel Vostro interessante blog, cordiali saluti
    Ines Di Lelio

  26. Ballingers thank you so much for these videos! My family did London last year and these videos are making me consider how we can do Italy next year!

  27. Fun Italy fact! Maybe they told you, but in Italy on the streets you probably saw a lot of people selling things on the street on top of tarps. These tarps have strings on the corner so that the merchant can quickly pick up all their goods when they see police, since they aren’t supposed to be selling things on the street like that. There’s a special word for it but I forget

  28. I am so surprised that I have been waiting these in order and that I haven't scipped ahead that is how good they have been

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