Whereas the ochre and terra cotta give Rome a sun kissed aura in summer, the city shows its age in winter. The fading colors and decaying structures are antiqued under a grey sky. It was a good day for a walk.
There are a lot of great rooftop bars in Rome, but one of the most intimate and charming is the tiny seating area at the tippy top of Hotel Raphael. It might seem strange to hang out at a hotel if you LIVE in Rome, but this is truly a unique and beautiful place in a […]
I have several bloggers to thank for my food finds today. This morning, I set off for the San Paolo neighborhood of Rome. It was a surreal walk from the metro to my alma mater, where I had been invited to give a short lecture. As strange as it felt to be back at school, […]
This is the time of year that makes me fall in love with the city all over again. The light on the terra cotta colored buildings is soft, the trees are in bloom, neighbors are smiling, the nightclub under my house has reopened. Ah, wait. The last one is NOT my favorite thing about spring. […]
Food tours are a great way to discover the unique Italian cuisine in Rome, learn about the history of the dishes, and explore some of the most interesting neighborhoods in the Eternal City. One of the best companies to explore it was the first company to really start leading edible days out in Rome: Eating Europe […]
Like any good Roman-transplant, I spend a good deal of time happily scarfing down more pasta than I would have believed prudent 2 years ago. My hands down favorite place for a lunchtime carb fix in Rome’s historic center is Pastificio. Not only is it very very good, it is also one of the cheapest […]
I’ve heard a lot about Gelateria Fatamorgana, but it’s in Prati. Which may be the other side of Rome, but sometimes on lazy Saturdays, it feels like the other side of the world. But there is now a location in Monti and that is decidedly on my side of Rome. After a warm thunderstorm on […]