What to Drink in Rome & When to Blend in with the Locals

One of our top Rome travel tips: don't miss aperitivo time!

When staying in Rome, it’s important to know your Campari from your Crodino—and that’s where our guide to what to drink in Rome comes in! In Rome, drinks are an important and integral part of our food culture. Just as we don’t have a meal without drinking, we rarely drink without eating. For everything, there […]

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 […]

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 […]

7 Unknown Restaurants Where the Locals Eat in Rome

Bucatini all'amatriciana is one of the quintessential Roman pasta dishes you need to try.

As famous as its sights and museums are, Rome is a city of millions of ordinary people, most of whom have a favorite local restaurant “Eating like a local” is a phrase thrown around a lot in travel guides. We’re not going to pretend that after a week in Rome, you’ll feel like you’ve lived […]

The 7 Essential Things to Do in Rome (and 3 NOT to Do!)

Arch of Septimius Severus in Rome

Rome has over 900 hundred churches, fifty monumental fountains, seven famous hills, and countless works of art.  We haven’t even gotten to all the different kinds of pasta and wine and pizza and gelato to try yet. There is a famous saying about Rome that goes Rome, one lifetime is not enough (Roma, non basta […]