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Christmas Shopping in Rome

Oh dear, Christmas is here (yes, rhymes are allowed during the holidays!) and you’ve got absolutely no idea what to give to your girlfriend/mother/father/sister/friend/grandparents and worst of all, you’re in Rome. Fear not, my little travelling friend, your personal guide is here to send...
December 10th, 2008 | Rome | Read More

It’s All Kosher

Finding kosher food while travelling can be quite stressful, but Rome, with its very strong jewish roots, hosts an enviable amount of restaurants, fast food joints and pastry shops to delight any palate.  Just behind Piazza Navona lies RUST (Via del Teatro Pace, 34), a lovely pizzeria and restaurant...
December 9th, 2008 | Rome | Read More

Christmas Souvenirs

Visiting Rome during the Christmas holidays may not be quite the same as visiting light-filled New York City or egg nog-slathered London. But it’s still quite special especially if you take a stroll in Piazza Navona. Every year, starting Decembre 1st and ending around the 7th January, this elliptical...
December 7th, 2008 | Rome | Read More

Sushi at the Pub

Sushi can be very expensive in Rome.  And if it’s not expensive, then the restaurant used to be a Chinese joint, or the sushi is not that good. But there’s one, away from the city center serving vast assortments of sushi, sashimi, udon and tempura kind to the waller and gentle on the...
December 3rd, 2008 | Rome | Read More

Turkey TIme in Rome

With just a few more days to go, you should get started right away. If you live in Rome, you’ve probably noticed that butchers don’t normally sell whole turkeys to roast at home. So you’ll have to order one and make sure you order a ‘tacchinella’, which is smaller than your...
November 24th, 2008 | Rome | Read More

Saturday Night Fever in Rome

Brand new club sighting! NANA CLUB a multi-functional club where one-night events offer the latest sounds and guests in Europe. Nana Club, recently inaugurated near Piazza Bologna is modern and eye-catching, minimal and oh-so-European. The modular space is often used for different events which can host...
November 23rd, 2008 | Rome | Read More

Take Away! Fly Away!

Whether you’re leaving the Eternal City or just stopping by on your way to another European destination, be sure to bring a good sandwich to nibble on while you wait for your flight. Rome Fiumicino Airport is unlike most international airports. There’s no yummy food court where travellers...
November 18th, 2008 | Rome | Read More

Etruscans in Rome

The exhibition, organized in conjunction with the Lazio Regional Authority’s Culture, Performance Arts and Sport Department with the significant contribution of the Ministry for Cultural heritage – Superintendece for Etruria Meridionale Archeological Heritage, tells the story of the Etruscan...
November 18th, 2008 | Rome | Read More

Sushi on Skin

Everyone’s tried sushi at least once in their lifetime, and whether they liked it or not, it’s an experience to remember.  Luscious and buttery cuts of tuna and salmon upon moist beds of japanese rice, smooth slices of squid served on on raw seaweed lightly seasoned with sesame seeds...
November 18th, 2008 | Rome | Read More

Pizza Economy 101

The economic crisis is being felt throughout the world, but travellers to Rome will find a pizzeria that will no doubt restore faith. Or at least in your hard-earned money. Pan’Unto is brand spanking new in the heart of Trastevere and is offering 5 Euro pizzas for lunch and dinner (Except Saturday...
November 13th, 2008 | Rome | Read More

4 Museums for the price of 1

The National Roman Museum is composed of 4 museums spread around the city and all hosting the best collection of Roman art this city has to offer. Start off in Palazzo Altemps in Piazza Sant’Apolinnare 48, near Piazza Navona (closed on Tuesdays) and admire the collection of life-like marble statues...
November 9th, 2008 | Rome | Read More

Tea-time in Rome

Rome’s famous concept store SushiSushi is holding a grand event to celebrate the artful Japanese tea ceremony. Together with over 600 different stores worldwide, SushiSushi will be showcasing teas and ceremonies while offering free tastings to all who come by. Surrounded by traditional and contemporary...
November 6th, 2008 | Rome | Read More

Books and Beer

Could one ask for more? This brand new bar just moved in the Campo de Fiori ‘hood, where locals and tourists love to bar hop and pick up strangers to accompany them through the night. You’ll see and hear this place from far away as it has no doors and no windows. The decor is light and minimal...
October 20th, 2008 | Rome | Read More

A Two-Man Show

For his first solo exhibition in Italy James Hopkins ( born in 1976) will present a series of sculptural meditations on the passing and perception of time and the inevitability of death. For the exhibition, the artist has transformed familiar objects into completely different items in order to propose...
October 15th, 2008 | Rome | Read More

Roma Europa Festival

Once again, one of the greatest festivals to be held in Rome kicks off and this year is richer than ever with the latest works in music, theatre, dance and art. The program started in late September with Sasha Waltz and his dance company at the stun- ning Auditorium Parco della Musica. Musical nights...
October 14th, 2008 | Rome | Read More

The Best Ice-Cream in Rome

There’s just no way to leave Italy without having eaten ice-cream, or a gelato as you’ll soon learn to say. Albeit most if not all ice-cream parlors in Rome are good, there are a few which are exceptional, and ‘Il Gelatone‘ is definitely one of them. Walk into the lovely and trendy...
October 7th, 2008 | Rome | Read More

A Bar By Any Other Name..

You’ve seen and tried them all: wine bar, sushi bar, sports bar and dare I say, karaoke bar? Come to Rome and you’ll soon find that Italians can be very inventive when it comes to food, so don’t be surprised when you bump into Obikà, mozzarella bar. This is where you’ll...
October 2nd, 2008 | Rome | Read More

Real Roman

In a time-trapped corner of the city, in a marvelous piazza located exactly in between Campo de’ Fiori and piazza Narvona lies Pasquino, a gastronomic extravaganza. You can dine at one of the many table facing the legendary statue of Pasquino, one of Rome’s most famous poets, as the helpful...
September 24th, 2008 | Rome | Read More

There’s always time for another drink

It’s always time for a drink, whether it be right after work or after dinner, and the city of Rome is filled with water holes for all to enjoy. Hop on a bus, go on a subway, ride a car and reach the arches of San Giovanni. You’ll soon find Ore20, right on top of the Coin Store. This place...
September 24th, 2008 | Rome | Read More

Pray. Eat. Sleep.

The young and the wise visiting Europe have always preferred sleeping in hostels, always a cheap alternative to hotels and resorts. Perhaps due to a bad world economy or the fading charm of sleeping in the same room with five strangers, staying in hostels has become less cost-effective, and people are...
August 20th, 2008 | Rome | Read More