Category Archives: Rome

Gnocchi in Rome: L’Arcangelo (finally)

Deep in the Trader Joe’s freezer section, between the vegetarian gyoza and marinated Mahi, you will find gnocchi alla sorrentina. When I was 22, the ink still drying on my bachelors degree, I moved to a new city and into a one bedroom apartment. All by myself, for the first time ever. Frozen gnocchi alla […]

Climbing the Vittoriano

Three years ago, it was sunny. I remember. It was sunny but it was also colder than it is now. Three years ago, it was a Sunday. I remember. I remember because he suggested that we climb the Vittoriano and take a look at Rome. The monument goes by many names: Vittoriano, Vittorio Emmanuele II, Alatare […]

Learn about Italian Wine: Vino Roma

Vino! Litro – 2 Euro! Finding a local vino sfuso shop was an epiphany. I was living in San Lorenzo, Rome’s concentrated student quarter, so such shops were not difficult to come by. You could bring your own bottle, or opt for a plastic container on site and then select your desired vintage from a […]

Hotel Raphael: Rooftop Bar in Rome

sunset over church domes from the rooftop restaurant at hotel raphael in Rome

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 […]