La Vita Roma's most popular posts of 2018
As this is my first post of 2019, I want to wish everyone a happy new year and hope you’ve all enjoyed the holidays! While it’s a few days behind, today I’m rounding up the top 10 posts on La Vita Roma last year, which run the gamut from Italian love stories and a secret Carbonara recipe.
Before getting into the popular posts, I want to take a second and thank every single person who reads my blog and supports me on social media (and real life!) It truly makes it worth all the work and time spent when I get messages from people about how much they love hearing about life in Italy and what I share. Wishing you all the best and brightest for the year of 2019!
My 10 most popular posts, ranked in order:
Naples on New Year’s Eve
This was by far the most popular post last year, sharing the story of my Capodanno adventures in Napoli. If you haven’t heard of the madness that goes on there, it’s insane and one of the most interesting NYE’s I’ve had, to say the least.
What to Pack for Winter in Rome
Answering the never ending question of, “What do I pack”, in this post I’m giving all of my tips for winter trips to Rome and what you’ll need in your suitcase.
72-Hour Guide to Rome
While 3 days certainly isn’t enough time to see the entirety of Rome and understand all it has to offer, it sometimes has to be enough. My long weekend sample itinerary for first time visitors mixes the traditional monuments with off-the-beaten-path sites with a pace that’s reasonable for the average person while also eating pizza whenever possible.
Trastevere Food Tour with the Roman Guy
I had a great experience with this Roman food tour throughout the neighborhood of Trastevere and wanted to share all about this 4 hour tour highlighting Rome’s traditional dishes and all the wine.
Hidden Spots in Rome: Giardino degli Aranci
Forever one of my favorite, peaceful spots in the Eternal City, the Orange Gardens are a must-see for people new to Rome and its amazing gardens.
Falling in Love in Italy
I’ve bared all in this post describing the who, what and why of how I came to live in Rome. My love story starts with a study abroad semester and ends with an engagement and life full of delicious food.
Italian Cooking 101: Pasta Carbonara, Roman Style
Regarding the previous romano mentioned, his secret Carbonara recipe makes an appearance on the top 10 posts of 2018 because of its simplicity and overall tastiness. If you’ve been hesitant to try this classic Roman pasta, Edoardo’s recipe might be just the excuse you need to get at it.
Trapizzino: Rome’s New Street Food
While not “new” anymore (especially considering their location in NYC), trapizzini remain a favorite street food and great way to experience traditional Roman food on the go and at a great price point.
Custom Italy Itineraries and Trip Planning
This post describing my planning services gives in depth details about why it might be something to consider for you and what exactly a “custom itinerary” entails. If you’re curious about where to eat locally and alternative things to do while in Rome or Italy, you can check out the post for more info.
Best Antique Markets in Rome
Rome’s mercatini are near and dear to my heart and remain one of my favorite weekend activities. There are so many treasures to explore and the prices for vintage clothing and antique pieces are markedly lower here in Italy than abroad. See if you can fit in a trip to one of Rome’s markets during your trip here!
Well that’s a wrap on 2018! I’d love to hear about your favorite posts and any ideas you have for content in this coming year. While I tend to choose my topics intuitively, based off of my interests and what I find interesting, it’s not always easy to get a clear picture of what this space needs more of regarding Rome and Italy. Posts like the best pizza in Rome and the top 10 places for gelato always go over well, but I’d like to start introducing more niche topics and some personal reflection about living abroad and my life here. Drop me a comment down below and I’ll try to make that happen!