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 […]

10 Ways to Know You’re Completely Obsessed with Rome

Practice responsible travel in Rome to help preserve the city's history.

Roma. Caput Mundi. Romanitas. Modern day Romanitas requires and reflects the same kind of virtues that Romans valued a few thousand years ago, and we’re guessing you’ve made them a part of your life, too. You probably find yourself having to explain to your less Rome-obsessed pals what it means to be Roman. Things like […]

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 […]