Castel Sant'Angelo at night

7 Unique and Fun Things to Do in Rome

By Kate Zagorski

Unusual ways to experience the Eternal City

Everyone knows the major monuments of Rome. The Colosseum, Vatican, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon and Spanish Steps are on every visitor’s checklist and remain unmissable parts of the city. But Rome is a complex, vibrant place which stretches beyond its immediately recognisable sights. To get a real feel for the city sometimes it is good to take a look from another point of view; be it through the food, architecture, history or people.

Artichokes Rome Market

7 Vegetables You Should Eat in Rome in Spring

By Kate Zagorski

What you should buy at the market in Rome in springtime

Following the seasons is the best way to guarantee freshness, flavour and value when shopping for food in Rome.  The beginning of spring in Rome is a wonderful time for fresh vegetables at the city’s produce markets. The tail end of the colder months means that the winter favourites linger on, while the start of the new season brings with it the bright, vibrant taste of longer, sunnier days.

Gnocchi at Gli Ulivi

Our 6 Favorite Family-Run Restaurants in Rome for a Christmas Feast

By Kate Zagorski

Top 6 family-run restaurants in Rome

While there is nowhere quite like Rome at Christmas time, travelling away from family during the holiday period can prompt feelings of homesickness. Luckily Rome has an abundance of friendly, family-run restaurants ready to provide you with a warm welcome, comforting food and a convivial atmosphere, making you feel right at home.

Typical Easter brunch in Rome

8 Things to Eat in Rome this Easter

By Kate Zagorski

What you should be eating in Rome during the Easter holiday

Pasqua is an important event in the Italian calendar in terms of both religion and food. As with all major holidays, the Italians prepare special cakes and pastries just for Easter and, while the recipes and customs may differ from region to region, the majority of dishes will feature eggs (symbol of new life) or lamb (in reference to the lamb of God). 

In Rome, Easter Sunday usually kicks of with an abundant breakfast of salami, cheese and eggs before moving on to a large lunch, usually roast lamb, and finishing up with a slice of colomba, the traditional Easter cake.

St Peter's basilica at sunset

5 Unusually Romantic Things to Do in Rome on Valentine’s Day

By Kate Zagorski

What to do on Valentine’s Day in Rome

Rome is one of the most romantic cities in the world and a top destination for a Valentine’s Day getaway or an amorous escape at any time of the year. However, while iconic sights such as the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and the Piazza Navona are undoubtedly spectacular, some lesser-known parts of the city also provide a beautiful backdrop to dine, kiss or perhaps even propose…

Panettone Christmas Italy

7 Addresses for the Best Artisanal Panettone in Rome

By Kate Zagorski

The real artisanal panettone experience in Rome

As the festive season hits the Eternal City, panettone fever takes over. Although originally a Milanese recipe, no Italian home would be without this traditional cake over Christmas time. Characterized by its tall, domed shape, the sweet, bread-like dough for panettone is proved for several days giving it a distinctive light texture and is studded with dried and candied fruits before baking.  

Panettoni hanging upside down

What to Eat in Rome this Christmas

By Kate Zagorski

Christmas Holidays in Rome

The beginning of December sees Rome take on a festive shine as twinkling Christmas lights and sparkling baubles start to adorn the Eternal City’s streets, monuments and piazzas. The Feast of the Immaculate Conception on the 8th December is a public holiday and the traditional day for Italian families to dress the Christmas tree. It signals the start of the Yuletide period which concludes with Epiphany on the 6th January.

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Group of friends eating gelato in Rome