I have never driven in Italy, so I don’t really pay attention to what all the street signs mean. Actually, I’m pretty sure that Italian drivers don’t really pay attention to what all the street signs mean. I am, however, an admirer of the whimsical street art that uses common signs for inspiration. Is that […]
While out on a Rome Food Tour, I spotted this bad boy. A real life Italian SUV: What’s that you say? It looks like a bike? Look again. It’s an SUV! A Shopping Utility Vehicle. Currently on my must-have list
The Piazza Navona Christmas market is a fun place to stop if you’re in Rome for the holiday season. It usually runs from early December until January 6th. BUT if you’re expecting to find handicrafts and luxury items, think again. This fair is (not-so-) secretly for kids. What you WILL find is cotton candy, cheap […]
Just a friendly reminder that La Befana comes tonight! You better put out your stocking so that she can fill it with candy! (Or coal if you’ve been naughty). And if you really want to get in the Epiphany spirit, you can pick up some festive underwear. Yes, that is a witch chasing Santa. Somehow […]
I’m here! I haven’t forgotten! I’m just working in the city right now… And the Roman commute is killing me. Basically, if you want to get on a bus/metro/tram at rush hour, you casually elbow your way towards the curb. Strategically position yourself, then PUSH when the public transportation arrives.
After eating at both San Crispino and Grom within 15 minutes, we had officially had a lot of gelato. BUT on E’s Great Gelato Tour you can always find room for more. San Crispino and Grom are only about a 2 minutes walk apart. That is a very little time to eat a lot of […]
Stop two on E’s great gelato tour: Grom. Grom feels American because it feels cookie-cutter. Grom is not a Roman institution, it is a chain and didn’t open its first location in the eternal city until earlier this year. Grom rotates its flavors monthly, which is less often than most of the smaller shops. Here […]
San Crispino is a must stop when it comes to sampling the best gelato in Rome, which is why one of my first ever blog posts after moving to here was a rave review of their lemon gelato. Those on an Eat, Pray, Love quest always find themselves at San Crispino. Elizabeth Gilbert immortalized the gelateria […]