These past few weeks, stricter lockdown measures in Italy and Rome mean that only essential businesses can stay open. These include supermarkets and grocery stores, obviously, but also hardware stores, newsstands, pharmacies (a more detailed explanation is here). We don’t lack any essentials, as such, but for sure we’re missing some of the experiences that […]
Food & Drinks
Can ancient ruins and Roman monuments find a purpose beyond their unquestionable historic, artistic, documentary worth? The folks at Grabees think it’s very possible! This Roman-based organization alludes in its name to the GRA – the Grande Raccordo Anulare, ie. the ring road junction that runs around outer Rome and more generally signifies that everything […]
The most important tournament in the rugby universe is back: the six best national teams from as many countries in the world are competing to win the coveted trophy as we speak (or, as we write): the Six Nations! Over the course of the long calendar of matches (the last game is scheduled for March […]
Compared to other countries in the world, some visitors may be disappointed to find that no restaurants are open 24/7 in Italy. What’s more, just a few instances exist of places serving food in Rome after 2AM or so. That doesn’t mean that night owls, and especially those with a sweet tooth, will be let […]
Rome is not just the capital of Italy: as the base for numerous international organizations, embassies and foreign companies, it is also the place where many foreign communities can be found. Therefore the city sees converging tourists in droves as well as expats, which have increasingly started to influence the range of products in the […]
The celebrations for the end of the year are upon us! However, before we get to that part of December where Christmas decorations are ubiquitous and traditional cakes are everywhere you look, tempting you into gaining a pound (or three), you’ve still got the chance to taste something that is as quintessentially Italian, Roman even, […]
Whether you’ve already visited Rome or you’re still in the planning phases of your holiday, “Roscioli” is a name that should sound immediately familiar. You must have read about it in guide books, passed by it on Via dei Giubbonari, or even eaten there – there’s no doubt that this Roman family has built an empire […]
As part of our exposure to how guests and foreign visitors, more generally speaking, see us & what their views are after a stay in Rome, we love reading English speaking blogs written by travel experts. It gives us invaluable feedback on how people from other countries digest everything that happens during their Italian travels: […]
Chianti, Prosecco, Franciacorta, Barbera, Lambrusco: these are just some of the great wines produced in Italy, all of them available to buy in your own country.
When you travel to Italy, it’s only natural to want to try them: they’re cheaper, they’re readily available, they’re, well, excellent!
In a previous post we have been discussing differences in the way restaurants in Rome operate as compared to those from (mainly!) North America. This new installment takes a step back and looks at what is outside the establishment you are considering for your meal in Rome. In other words: what does the sign say? […]