• Claudia’s Feast: Lunch at Agritourismo Parco dei Cimini near Viterbo

    Most people think of Rome and imagine the empty ruins of the Forum or the aerial grandeur of St. Peter’s Basilica, but Rome is also filled with the sounds of screeching trams, car honks, and a never-ending stream of ambulances. If you want to get away from it all, you…

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    Alfieri Leather Shop in Rome

    I am going to admit that I find shopping for leather items intimidating. They can be beautiful pieces but are also a major investment that I am worried about messing up somehow. That is why I was thrilled to discover the family-run Alfieri leather store in Rome. The store is…

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    Palazzo Rhinoceros – Alda Fendi’s Art Experiment in Rome

    If you have wandered by the 4th century Arch of Janus recently, you have probably noticed that the restoration is complete, the scaffolding is gone, and there is now a live-sized rhino statue sitting just in front of the ancient monument.  The Rome rhino is a part of Palazzo Rhinoceros,…

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    Farmer’s Markets in Rome: Speaking to Campagna Amica’s Pietro

    Where did you last do your grocery shopping? Chances are, you probably went to a supermarket–I know I did, and so did many Italians. In 2016, there were some 30,000 supermarkets in Italy, and that number has only grown since.  Traditionally, Italians did their shopping at mercati rionali, open neighborhood markets usually…

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    The Most Romantic Hotels in Rome (2019)

    Coming to bella Roma with that special someone? Or even looking for where to stay on your Roman honeymoon? The first step to setting the mood is to check-in at one of the most romantic hotels in Rome.  Rome offers plenty of chances for romance, but these glamorous hotels go above…

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    The Most Romantic Restaurants in Rome

    Is there anything dreamier than sharing an evening murmuring sweet nothings over plates of perfect pasta with your one true love? Throw in a bottle of Italian wine, some candlelight, and a little mood music and you may have stumbled upon one of the most romantic restaurants in Rome.  …

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    Caravaggio Paintings in the Church of San Luigi dei Francesi

    One of the most amazing things about living in Rome is that you don’t need to buy a ticket to any of the (admittedly incredible) art museums to see a masterpiece. The case in point might very well be the three Caravaggio paintings (!!) which you can see for free…

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    The Most Instagrammable Spots in Rome

    I have never seen a city as pretty as Rome. There are a few places that come close, but the Eternal City has a particular mix of cobblestoned charm, incredible architecture and adorable eateries that makes Rome particularly instagrammable.  If you follow me on Instagram, you know that the different…

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