Finding a nice day trip from Rome that is accessible, easy to get to, and worth the extensive public transportation travel time, is sometimes difficult for visitors. A day trip from Rome to Castel Gandolfo covers all the bases.
What do you do when you’re all tired out from sightseeing and need an afternoon pick-me-up? Maybe a glass of sparkling wine and a plate of small bites? Head to Bibenda Wine Concept, a beautifully constructed wine bar in Rome, for a glass of vino and an app. What makes this wine bar special is […]
So I’m getting way too excited right now about my sister’s trip to Italy in March. I’ve been researching weekend trips for us to take outside of Rome and it’s confirming that the possibilities for traveling within Italy are endless. There’s such variety in the different regions and I love seeing all the different sides to […]
I have a thing for libraries. Ever since I was little, spending an afternoon reading in a library has been my idea of a good time. I didn’t know how much I missed the smell of old books and the hushed silence until I made my way to my first library in Rome, Biblioteca Angelica. […]
Before you travel to Italy, there are a few phrases that you need to know. While Italians are very welcoming and you may find people who speak English in the city center, it is polite and more impactful for you as a traveler to learn some basic language in order to get by. Even if […]
Buon San Valentino da Roma! Valentine’s Day isn’t as big of a deal here as it is in the States because Italians celebrate Women’s Day (May) with more enthusiasm, but it is catching on like a lot of other American trends. I’ve really had a great week so far and I think that’s because of […]
When I first travelled to Italy, I wore what many tourists (especially Americans) do: athletic shoes, shorts, puff jackets, and bright colors. While I’ve adapted somewhat, I still tend to wear non-Italian looking clothing, or carry my backpack around and get mistaken as a tourist regularly. Over the time that I’ve lived here, I’ve started […]
I mentioned in my weekly favorites that last weekend I finally took advantage of the free museum entrance that the city of Rome puts on every first Sunday of the month. I think it’s an amazing way to encourage people to visit more of Italy’s amazing museums and cultural sites, while also making it more […]
I’m putting my favorites this week into a collection of things that I’ve been loving recently, from the weekend and during the week when I have breaks during the day.
Aside from being a mouthful, Flavio Al Velavevodetto is a fantastic restaurant serving up Roman classics in an interesting environment. If you reserve ahead of time at their Testaccio location, you can eat in their underground wine cellar. The food is made with high quality ingredients and sourced locally from the restaurant’s own resources, while […]