Hidden Rome: Inside Rome’s Ponte Milvio Neighborhood

The Ponte Milvio bridge in Rome was just one of many bridges around the world that was covered in "love locks" at one time or another.

Take a break from Rome’s touristic areas and explore a hidden gem only the Romans know about. Do a quick Google search and let us know if it doesn’t seem like the only attractive areas in Rome are the historic center, Testaccio, Monti and Trastevere. Sure, they’re the beating heart of the city, but there […]

How to Navigate a Wine List in Italy

When navigating an Italian wine list, consider how many people will be drinking. A bottle may end up being the best bargain.

From understanding wine culture in Italy to a little cheat sheet with some of our favorite Italian wineries by region, here’s everything you need to know when faced with a wine list in Italy! We’ve all been there… you go to a restaurant, you’re handed the wine list, and you have absolutely no clue on […]

A Love Letter to Rome, My Home

This touching love letter to Rome, written by a local, will make you want to book a trip to the Eternal City ASAP.

This post is part of our Love Letter series: first-person accounts of what we love about Rome Traveling, experiencing the world, understanding different cultures—they’re some of the most beautiful things in life. But the thrill of traveling always seems to overshadow the less acknowledged beauty of going home. After growing up and living in seven […]

Even Better than Your Nonna’s: The Best Tiramisu in Rome

ZUM is home to some of the most innovative and best tiramisu in Rome.

Every Italian knows not all tiramisùs are created equal.    When thinking of Italian desserts, the first thing that comes to mind is tiramisù. Spongy lady finger biscuits are dipped in coffee, covered in layers of creamy mascarpone and sprinkled with dark chocolate powder—it’s definitely the “pick-me-up” dessert we crave in Italy. And lucky for […]

Our Top 7 Tips on How to Eat like a Local in Rome

When ordering coffee in Italian, remember that most locals in Rome don't drink cappuccino past breakfast.

If you’re visiting the Eternal City anytime soon, there’s just one rule of thumb you have to live by: when in Rome, do as the Romans do. And that goes for dining out too! Don’t stick with the normal tourist fare—immerse yourself in all aspects of Rome’s culinary culture instead! From what to order (and […]

The 5 Food Markets in Rome No Trip Would be Complete Without

One of the most popular food markets in Rome can be found at Campo de' Fiori.

Sure… the Colosseum, the Vatican and the Pantheon should definitely be on your to-do list during your Roman holiday. But let’s get real for a second: no trip to Rome is complete without diving into its culinary culture. And essential to that culinary culture are Rome’s food markets. So buckle up and get ready to […]