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 […]

Our Favorite Rome Restaurants by Neighborhood: Monti

If you're looking for the best restaurants in Monti, Rome, stop for a moment and admire the scenery. This neighborhood is gorgeous!

Monti is Rome’s first neighborhood and you will find it right next to the Colosseum. Technically it stretches from the Quirinale to the Cealian hills, but when people talk about Monti they usually mean the part in-between via Nazionale and via Cavour. It was a swampy slum filled with bordellos and taverns called the Suburra […]

The Pizza Lover’s Guide to Rome

Some of the best pizza in Rome is served "tonda" style.

Not that it’s a competition, but Roman pizza is just as interesting as Neapolitan (and just as good). In Rome, pizza is everywhere. It’s rare to go more than two blocks without the smell of yeast and mozzarella wafting from some storefront. Romans eat pizza for lunch, as an afternoon snack, cut into little pieces […]

The Complete Vegetarian Guide to Rome

Il Margutta is one of the best restaurants in Rome for vegetarians.

Whether eating in one of the specialist vegetarian restaurants in Rome or a mainstream one, you’ll be sure to eat well. Only a few years ago, it was hard to find vegetarian food in Italy. However, with 7–10% of the population estimated to live meat-free lifestyles, vegetarians are a demographic that Italian restaurants can no […]

5 Day Trips from Rome That Are the Perfect Escape

Stunning Florence is one of the best day trips from Rome.

There are so many options for easy day trips from Rome. That includes Florence and Naples! When you have had your fill of cacio e pepe and Baroque in Rome you can hop on a train and in less than two hours you can be somewhere completely different and still be back in time for […]