Rome is surrounded by lakes, with some great options available in the southern Castelli Romani region or in the northern part of Lazio, in Tuscia. Here are my picks for lakes that are easy to get to from Rome and worth the trip.
CasaManco serves standout pizza al taglio among a sea of disappointing competitors. Located in the Testaccio Market in a tiny stand, Paola and Andrea serve up their special pizza 6 days a week all year long and do it so well, it’s well known as one of the best pizzas in Rome.
We took advantage of our guide’s knowledge of Tuscany well and her relationships with small businesses in this region when exploring local monasteries, the monthly flower market in the center of Cortona, a fantastic lunch full of authentic Tuscan food, and a wine tasting at a family-run small vineyard.
The hype surrounding Marigold Roma has been real. Authentic, home-cooked breakfast/brunch options in Rome, a city famous for its over-priced brunch spots and stand-at-the-bar breakfasts. While there are other options for brunch and breakfast in the city, I’ve long felt the lack of a delicious and (let’s be real) aesthetically-pleasing brunch spot to hang with friends on the weekend.