It’s always time for “gelato”!

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

[Revised February 2024] 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 February 2024] “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 […]

Shops we like

Posted on Mar 9, 2015 in Foodies & Shopaholics, On your own

[revised February 2024] In Rome the retail trade is still carried on at street level rather than in impersonal malls, and there are still chances to find unique shops run by local craftsmen, where you can find that special gift that you just can’t find anywhere else. If you’re looking for bargains, note that the […]

A break for a “panino”

Posted on Mar 9, 2015 in Foodies & Shopaholics

[revised February 2024] ”In every major city in the Western world, some things are always the same. (…) But some things are only in Rome. Like the sandwich counterman so comfortably calling me “beautiful” every time we speak. You want this panino grilled or cold, bella?” – Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert While it […]

“Snacking” in Rome

Posted on Mar 5, 2015 in Foodies & Shopaholics

[revised February 2024] When you travel, you often want to devote most of your time to visits and experiences… food is surely an experience, but a full meal can easily “use” more than an hour of your precious time abroad… that’s why many people ask for quick lunch options, but they do not look for […]

Shopping streets in Rome

Posted on Nov 14, 2011 in Foodies & Shopaholics, On your own

[revised February 2024] The best souvenir you can take back home with you is a good “made in Italy” item: a dress for your parties, an elegant bag or a pair of shoes, a silk tie, a little piece of art (a water-painting, for instance), a design furniture for your house… Good shops selling nice […]