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.
My exhaustive list of where to stay, what to do and what to eat in Ortigia, Syracuse, as well as some of the resources I used when planning my trip.
Hello from my only post this month! This week is my first back from vacation and as I’m writing this, we’re on a train up to Padova for some of our good friends’ wedding. It will be my first Italian wedding and I’m pumped for some great food, beautiful venue and lovely people to celebrate with. We’ll see if I’m still as excited taking the train back to Rome after a party that’s sure to go late into the night..
Here are a few tips and tricks to make sure that you have the best gelato of your life while in the Eternal City, thoroughly tested by locals for trusted recommendations.
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.
For anyone seriously interested in gaining at least a conversational level of Italian, these are the resources that I’ve used along the way to improve and largely maintain my level of Italian.