Hidden Rome: Inside Rome’s Ponte Milvio Neighborhood

The Ponte Milvio bridge in Rome was just one of many bridges around the world that was covered in "love locks" at one time or another.

Take a break from Rome’s touristic areas and explore a hidden gem only the Romans know about. Do a quick Google search and let us know if it doesn’t seem like the only attractive areas in Rome are the historic center, Testaccio, Monti and Trastevere. Sure, they’re the beating heart of the city, but there […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Seasonal Guide to Eating in Rome

One of our favorite summertime dishes in Italy is fried calamari. Check out the rest in our guide to seasonal eating in Rome.

Eating seasonal in Rome isn’t just about which vegetables are at the market (although there are plenty of those). It’s about festivals, holidays, and even days of the week. One of the great things about eating in Rome is, ironically, the limitations of the season. Certain dishes—cacio e pepe, braised oxtail—are evergreen, but many things you only […]

The 6 Best Bars in Rome for Any Night of the Week

Interior of Photo Credit VyTA Enoteca Regionale del Lazio

First things first: the word bar means something slightly different in Italy. You are going to see signs all over town that say Bar. You absolutely can get a glass of wine or a spritz in a bar, but they serve a slightly different function. The Italian bar is more cafe than tavern and they […]

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 […]