Guide to Buying Wine in Rome: Where to Shop & Sip

Doing a tasting before buying wine in Rome isn't required, but it sure is fun!

Italian grocery stores have a decent selection of wines. But to dive into the real world of vino, get yourself to the famous enotecas—a mix between wine stores and bars where Italian and international wines are the protagonists.  It’s not just about wine here. At an enoteca, you’ll be able to sit down, enjoy a […]

8 Envy-Inducing Instagrammable Spots in Rome

The Ponte Milvio bridge is one of the most Instagrammable spots in Rome, especially at sunset.

You don’t have to be a professional photographer to see that the Eternal City is one of the most beautiful cities on Earth.  You’ve got your ancient palazzos, centuries-old piazzas, artistic masterpieces, Basilica domes and classic Roman rooftops all under the same pink-tinted skies. Get your cameras ready and head to these eight picture-perfect Instagrammable […]

7 Trattorias in Rome for the Italian Meal of Your Dreams

Velavevodetto is the best trattoria in Rome for cacio e pepe.

When we Romans want to indulge in authentic local cuisine, there’s no place like a trattoria: a rustic, family-run restaurant with generous portions. Cucina romana is known for its simple ingredients, and for the most heavenly antipasti, classic primi and hearty secondi, these no-frills, family-run spots are your best bet. So you don’t waste valuable […]

The Essential Itinerary for a Perfect 5 Days in Rome

5 days in Rome would be incomplete without a wander through Trastevere.

No city in the world merges the ancient with the modern quite like Rome does.  With thousands of years of history under its belt, a whole lifetime wouldn’t be enough to explore every cobblestone, church, bridge, garden and ancient palazzo of Italy’s capital. But by spending five days in Rome, you can get a pretty […]

Your Complete Guide to Eating Alone in Rome

One of the most delicious forms of pizza alla romana is served up by the slice, making it easy to eat on the go.

You’re in the Eternal City. The sun is setting over the Tiber. It’s undeniably romantic and now…you have to eat dinner alone in Rome? All the better! Farewell, long conversations about what’s for dinner that end in hangry arguments. When you’re eating alone in Rome, you get to decide what sounds good. And if you’re […]

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 […]