Coffee break

Posted on Jan 20, 2022 in Foodies & Shopaholics

[revised August 2022] If you have seen a cup of coffee here in Italy (our little cup, in fact, is called “tazzina”), you know why most of our cafeterias don’t have tables, but you just stand at the bar for our “coffee shot”. Well, when you are on holiday and far from your accommodation, sometimes […]

Food weirdos

Posted on Aug 19, 2020 in Foodies & Shopaholics, Time out to reflect

[revised November 2021] Food can be a divisive subject, something so personal and “ancestral” that we immediately notice when somebody has different eating habits from us. So, it was fun to collect some of the aspects that make us, Italians, seem weird to the eyes of people coming from another continent: we usually eat lunch […]

Aperitivo on the roof

Posted on Aug 19, 2020 in Foodies & Shopaholics, On your own

[revised August 2022] The skyline of Rome has undoubtedly something special and the joy of the sunset with a drink from the rooftop of a smart terrace should be part of your Roman holiday!  Thanks to the suggestions of some friends who are actively “researching” and testing, we have here now a list of cool places for […]

Eating in Rome

Posted on Dec 13, 2019 in Foodies & Shopaholics, Planning Support, On your own

[revised August 2022] There is such a wide choice of places and options to eat in Rome: street food? A gelato? A fancy restaurant with a view? A traditional trattoria? A wine-bar for fine tastings? Midnight cornetto?)… It’s impossible to list them all… We are “out there” everyday and we constantly ask for feedbacks from […]

Eat local

Posted on Oct 31, 2018 in Foodies & Shopaholics

We are sure one of the reasons to plan a trip to Italy is food, and we agree: it’s a damn good reason! Food is an important “ingredient” in a lifestyle and indulging in a good meal or in a new taste will be a long-lasting memory of your holiday. Italian  cuisine is one of the […]

A good pizza in Rome

Posted on Nov 17, 2016 in Foodies & Shopaholics, Children

[revised December 2021] When in Rome….. eat at least a pizza a week! And if you want to keep up with the locals, remember to order fritti as a starter – from supplì (the roman rice ball hors d’oeuvre) to fillets of baccalà (salt cod) to fiori di zucca (zucchini flowers stuffed with an anchovy […]

A sweet life… #notonlygelato

Posted on Feb 2, 2016 in Foodies & Shopaholics

[revised December 2021] Well, we know gelato is a great attraction, but we have many alternatives in the “dessert field” and here are some good addresses for every sweet tooth coming to Rome: Forno Boccione: the bakery of the Jewish Ghetto, the best place for “ricotta e visciole” pie, a tart with sheep cheese and […]

Street Food in Rome

Posted on Dec 22, 2015 in Foodies & Shopaholics

[revised August 2022] It’s the trend of the moment, appreciated in the most important cities of the world and becoming the new gastronomic hit  in Rome too. During your sightseeing walks or just for a quick lunch break, this new habit is giving you the chance to try a kind of food you might not easily find […]

It’s always time for “gelato”!

Posted on Jun 30, 2015 in Foodies & Shopaholics, Children

[revised August 2022] Shall we explain why gelato is good? I don’t think so… Gelato is part of our culture, like pizza or pasta, fashion, soccer, wine… These are not commonplaces, but  statements about our everyday life. In Italy there are more than 35.000 gelateria and Italians eat an average of 75 cups of gelato each year (6 kilos!). This […]

You’ll never starve in Rome !

Posted on Mar 9, 2015 in Foodies & Shopaholics

[revised August 2022] “Unsurprisingly, she knows all the best places to eat in Rome, including a gelateria that serves a frozen rice pudding (and if they don’t serve this kind of thing in heaven, then I really don’t want to go there.) She took me out to lunch the other day, and what we ate […]