Where to Eat in Rome

Amazing restaurant locations with terraces and breathtaking views only Rome can offer.

Archaeological Park of Ostia Antica

After 4 years of major work the archaeological park of Ostia Antica has risen again from the infesting weeds, unveiling an entire portion of the city that really evokes the dimension of a modern metropolis In your travels throughout  the territory of Rome you can not miss a visit to the Archaeological Park of Ostia Antica, one of…

THE TOUR OF THE NATIVITIES OF ROME

The “Eternal City” is decorated on Christmas days, with lights, garlands and the ever-present Christmas trees of all shapes and sizes.  In the city, heart of the Catholic Church, the cribs cannot be missed; some are among the most beautiful and amazing in the world. Some nativity scenes in Rome, are actually visible all year…

October 12, Columbus day, a perfect afternoon in Rome for the inauguration of “Rinascente” the megastore in the center of the city in Via del Tritone the first mall-museum in the world.

I never expected such a large crowd:  ladies “le signore bene” from all over Rome in a perfectly ordered row along the Triton Street Sidewalk,  young people eager to hear  the live music entertainment marathon with pop stars, bands and DJ along with a multitude of curious people and  groups of tourist.  When the doors opened,…

From November 1st a NEW unique experience visiting the Coliseum

After a long and meticulous restoration, the highest levels of the amphitheater, the fourth and the fifth, the spaces that two thousand years ago were reserved for the “plebes”, with seats numbered on the wooden poles  –  will reopen and can be visited in groups starting  November 1st . The  view from the Coliseum from the…

A great place to indulge:  Fiumicino Rome airport.

Once on a time “eating at the airport” was synonymous of just take a bite and settle for mediocre.   Now, all around the world airports are becoming a welcome place to enjoy your time.  The Roman airport of Fiumicino follows the trend and now offers to travelers 10,000 square meters dedicated to shopping and dining.  “The…

Sloppy Joes? Try the gourmet international original versions of it: Picchiapo in Rome, Bifana in Lisbon and Porto or.. in Fort Lauderdale  the best Cuban sandwich..

A sloppy Joe is a sandwich consisting of ground beef, onions, tomato sauce   and other seasonings, served on a hamburger bun. Someone suggests that the “sloppy Joe” was a creation of a cook named Joe   in a Sioux City cafe  in the early 30’. But the idea of it is way older than that! As for all the street food  you just need…

Trevi Fountain long and complex restoration almost completed!

More than a year after the beginning of the restoration works, sponsored by the fashion house Fendi, they started to “undress” the Fountain. The final term of the works is planned for the beginning of autumn, probably in October. The facade of the most photographed Italian monument setting for the famous bath of Anita Ekberg…

What a surprise! The word “PIZZA” was not born in Naples….

The word “pizza” is one of the first Italian words. According to the historian Giuseppe Knuckle the word pizza was used for the first time in Gaeta, a fishing village in southern Lazio in  997 AD. (not in Naples!) According to his study the pizza, at least as etymology, would take its moves from a…

Roman Serenade

Last weekend my boyfriend’s family was visiting from Spain, so we stayed home on saturday night and had a family dinner. We were just finishing dessert when suddenly we started to hear a lot of noise coming from the square below. Now keep in mind that I live in Garbatella, which lies just outside the walls…

To Rome with Love!

I always tell my friends from abroad that you could live a lifetime in Rome and still have thousands of new things to discover. That’s why the eternal city is a destination to travel to again and again, and, while it’s definitely ancient, it will never get old! There’s something profoundly enchanting about Rome, something…

Everybody Loves Gelato!

It’s pretty hot in the summer in Rome, and when I walk home from work I just can’t resist stopping by my favorite gelateria (ice cream shop) on Via Cavour to get a nice refreshing home-made gelato! I go crazy when I see all the flavors and the nifty decorations on top! My very favorite flavors are…

The Roman Sabine Hills, among Legend and Tradition…

Legends about ancient Rome tell the famous story of the Rape of the Sabines… According to the legend, Romulus founded the city of Rome and prosperity and military strength were quick to follow. The new establishment soon became a force in a territory that was filled with different cultures and tribes. There was only one…

Ode to the Artichoke…

I don’t know any other place in the world where the artichoke is as revered as it is in Rome! Here it’s a genuine obsession, and a centenary tradition to cook the perfect artichoke or, as we say, “carciofo”! Until you’ve tried Rome’s two star artichoke dishes, you can’t truly say that you know and…