Category Archives: Rome

Ex Mattatoio: Former Slaughterhouse in Rome’s Testaccio District

mattatoio exterior of restored slaughterhouse building

To many visitors, One of Testaccio’s most unexpected landmarks is the ex Mattatoio – the old slaughterhouse. But this hulking, half-abandoned urban relics is exactly why Testaccio exists. The mattatoio was inaugurated in 1890, replacing the slaughterhouse that was located in Piazza del Popolo. As the population of Rome grew, it simply wasn’t prudent to […]

La Tavernaccia da Bruno in Rome

cheese and bacon gricia pasta at La Tavernaccia da Bruno

Trastevere is known for being one of the most charming areas of Rome but, as with everywhere, there are many sides to the neighborhood. That’s why it might come as some surprise that one of the best restaurants in Trastevere is tucked behind a McDonald’s in a residential part of the neighborhood. La Tavernaccia has […]