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.

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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