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 […]

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 […]

A Love Letter to Rome: Testaccio Market

One of our favorite spots in this Rome market guide is Testaccio.

This post is part of our Love Letter series: first-person accounts of what we love about Rome. I have lived in Rome for nearly nine years, but I still feel like a kid in a candy store when I step into Testaccio Market. The market is honestly one of the reasons I moved to this […]

10 Pasta Dishes to Eat in Rome Before You Die

Eating like a local goes hand in hand with responsible tourism in Rome.

Pasta is the gorgeous yellow ribbon that binds Italian cuisine together, and no trip to Rome would be complete without it. Every region of Italy has at least one traditional pasta dish to its name. And with a range of more than 300 pasta shapes out there, you could eat a different one every day […]

The Complete Guide to Ordering Coffee in Italy

Ordering coffee in Italian isn't as complicated as it seems. A latte is just what you think it is.

Coffee is of crucial importance in Rome (coming in just behind the Colosseo in thematic importance). Some of the world’s best coffee can be found in Italy, and Italians take this truth very seriously. Read on for everything you need to know to feel confident walking into any Italian bar*. (*In Italian, bar is used […]