• Marocchino: Italy’s answer to chocolate coffee

    I can’t really recommend a caffè corretto but I am here to say that you can easily stray from the usual espresso or cappuccino into pure Italian coffee bliss. For that perfect pick-me-up, there is the marocchino. You also totally look like you know what you are talking about if…

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    A Rome Mural that “Eats” Smog: Hunting Pollution

    Special paints used in the Ostiense mural help to clean the air

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    Restaurants off the Beaten Path in Rome

    The center of Rome is filled with a mix of truly fantastic and honestly horrible restaurants. Some are pure tourist traps, and others are booked out weeks in advance due to their well-deserved popularity. So if you want to outsmart the crowds and head to a more local spot, you…

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    What do Babies Eat in Italy?

    A guide to baby food and eating out with kids in Italy

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    Where to Stay in Trastevere (2019)

    The best hotels, apartment rentals and B&Bs in the Trastevere neighborhood of Rome.

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    Venice Plans to Charge Fee to Enter the City

    Venice is the Italian city that struggles the most with over-tourism. To balance out the strain that tourism puts on city service, Venice will charge a fee to visit the city for the day. Tourists do bring money into the city by purchasing meals and souvenirs, but overall, the number…

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    7 Fun New Year’s Traditions in Italy

    There is nothing like a new year to remind people to re-set and start again. The fresh start offered by January 1st is so tempting that every country seems to have created superstitions about what to do on New Year’s Eve to make sure to get off on the right…

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    Rome Gets a Christmas Tree Sponsored by Netflix

    Last year’s Christmas tree was a hilarious flop in Rome. It lost all of its needles shortly after it was set up in the middle of Piazza Venezia, earning the nickname “spelacchio” which means “baldy” – or “mangy” if you are feeling less kind. This year, the main Rome Christmas…

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