Guide to Buying Wine in Rome: Where to Shop & Sip

Doing a tasting before buying wine in Rome isn't required, but it sure is fun!

Italian grocery stores have a decent selection of wines. But to dive into the real world of vino, get yourself to the famous enotecas—a mix between wine stores and bars where Italian and international wines are the protagonists.  It’s not just about wine here. At an enoteca, you’ll be able to sit down, enjoy a […]

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 […]

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 7 Best Bars in Trastevere for Every Kind of Night

Here, a barman at Freni e Frizioni puts the finishing touch on a Martini

Trastevere just might be the most bar-heavy neighborhood in a city whose idea of fun is sitting for hours outside with friends and a bottle of wine Located across the Tiber from the historic center, Trastevere is one of the capitals most popular neighborhoods, due to its beautiful little streets, accessibility via public transportation, and […]