Behind the Bite: Roman Jewish Food

Carciofo alla Giudia is an example of Roman Jewish food that made it mainstream.

This post is part of our Behind the Bite series, deep dives into the dishes that we can’t stop thinking about. After thousands of years of habitation and hardship, one thing is certain: the Jews of Rome have a cuisine unlike any other in the world Rome is home to Europe’s oldest Jewish community. The first Jews […]

Rome Market Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know

One of the top tips in our Rome market guide: don't touch the produce!

Rome’s food markets are more than just a great photo-op. You now can weave yourself into this essential part of daily life with our Rome market survival guide. Supermarkets are easy to find in Rome now, but as recently as 10 years ago that was not the case. People did their shopping at local neighborhood […]

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 […]

Hidden Rome: Dining in Centri Sociali

If you’re looking for cheap, local food, served with a side of politics, you’ve got to go to a Roman centro sociale Centri sociali are one of the great, hidden protagonists in Roman cultural life. There are Centri sociali all over Italy, but we’re going to focus on the Roman ones in this blog. Dining in […]

How to be a Good Tourist: Rome Edition

Part of responsible tourism in Rome is planning your visit to famous monuments during off-peak hours to avoid crowding.

Don’t miss the rest of our responsible tourism guides: MADRID | BARCELONA | SAN SEBASTIAN | SEVILLE | LISBON Call us biased, but we think Rome is one of the most beautiful and fascinating cities in the world. We must not be alone: with some 10 million visitors a year, Rome is the single most […]

Rome Then & Now: The Evolution of Rome’s Delis

Delis in Rome have had to adapt to modern times, but in many cases still hold true to their original spirit.

It’s hard to avoid stumbling upon Rome’s delis when you visit the Eternal City. With their vintage signage, artful window displays and an alluring odor of fresh cheese that greets you the second you step inside, Rome’s delis are an enduring part of the city’s cultural and culinary heritage. Not to mention, they’re one of […]