Category Archives: Rome

Getting Lost in Rome

One of the best things about living in Italy is getting lost. Rome is not a city built on a grid. Streets you think are parallel end up leading you astray, and the network of small alleys and hard-to-find street signs is a recipe for “where the hell are we!? I thought Piazza Trilussa was […]

Tiny Church by Campo de’ Fiori

This is a small church in Rome called Santa Barbara dei Librai. When I say “small” I mean “teeeeny tiiiiiiny,” so I like to call it “the tiny church by Campo de’ Fiori.” I love Santa Barbara dei Librai. It seems so out of place.  It’s in a triangular piazza off of Via dei Giubbonari. […]

Best Views of Rome

Confession: I rank Rome’s landmarks and monuments based on how much they look like cake. That means that my favorite is the Colosseum at night, but Palazzo Vittorio Emmanuele comes in a solid second: Having already scored major brownie points for looking like an over-the-top wedding cake, I found out that Palazzo Vittorio Emmanuele was […]

Santa Cecilia in Trastevere

The most famous church in Trastevere is by far the Basilica di Santa Maria.  Santa Maria is beautiful, but my favorite is Santa Cecilia: On my way to dinner once, I wandered past Santa Cecilia just as the bells were ringing.  They stopped me in my tracks, and I joined a small crowded that had gathered […]

San Crispino Lemon Gelato

When I finally decided to make the move to Italy a reality, my philosophy was: “When life hands you lemons, move to Rome and make lemon gelato.” I moved to Rome, and I found my lemon gelato- it was at San Crispino all along: Now listen to me very closely: if you are in Rome, […]

Via delle Quattro Fontane

I’m not going to lie, I go out of my way to walk down Via delle Quattro Fontane whenever possible.  So far, it is my absolute favorite street in Rome, and not just because it connects Via Nazionale and Via Tritone (the best places for shopping!) As you walk up the hill from Via Nazionale, […]