Category Archives: Rome

Damplings: Asian Street Food in Rome

In the heart of Rome’s Vittoria district, which lies just beyond Prati, there is a small restaurant tucked in the alleyway. Outside its glass doors are two blackboards with menu items that are hard to find anywhere else in the Eternal City: Taiwanese potstickers, grilled pork buns, guabao (pork belly burgers). Inside, there’s a minimalist […]

How to Visit the Sistine Chapel in Rome

Covered in frescoes by Michelangelo, the Sistine Chapel is truly one of the unmissable spots in Rome. There is something so unworldly about the celestial paintings in this Vatican church. You may be completely surrounded but once you look up, the crowd fades away and you cannot help but be astounded by the detail in […]

Er Buchetto: Porchetta in Rome

close up of porchetta panino in Rome at er buchetto on golden bread

It is hard to resist the urge to remodel. I have seen neighborhood spots transform over the years and those older, traditional eateries in Rome seem harder and harder to find. And then there’s Er Buchetto, which quite obviously hasn’t changed in decades. The tiny porchetta shop near Termini Station has been open since 1890. […]