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 […]

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 […]

Our Top 7 Tips on How to Eat like a Local in Rome

When ordering coffee in Italian, remember that most locals in Rome don't drink cappuccino past breakfast.

If you’re visiting the Eternal City anytime soon, there’s just one rule of thumb you have to live by: when in Rome, do as the Romans do. And that goes for dining out too! Don’t stick with the normal tourist fare—immerse yourself in all aspects of Rome’s culinary culture instead! From what to order (and […]

Our Favorite Rome Restaurants by Neighborhood: Testaccio

At Volpetti Taverna, you can sample all of the fabulous cured meats and cheeses from the neighboring shop

If we had to pick one central neighborhood that just oozed Rome—for food, people and ambiance—it might be Testaccio. Located on the banks of the Tiber, Testaccio is one of Rome’s most popular neighborhoods right now, for its many restaurants, markets, and tranquil daytime atmosphere coupled with a whole section of nightclubs. It wasn’t always […]

The 9 Things You Need to Know Before Traveling to Rome

Pictured here is Civita di Bagnoregio, an easy day trip from Rome!

Like any strong-willed city with a rich history, Rome is complicated, and can feel overwhelming. But also like any city worth its salt, Rome is eternally worth it (you just have to get to know her a bit). Whenever we’re going to a new place, it’s always marvelous if we happen to know someone who […]