Salami and cheese for sale in Rome

Rome Survival Guide: How to Shop for Food in Rome

by Kate Zagorski

Grocery Shopping in Italy

One of the true pleasures any food lover can experience in the Eternal City is perusing the city’s small delicatessens, bakeries and markets. For many inhabitants, shopping for food in Rome is a social activity rather than a chore, a chance to interact with and support their local community. A strong focus is placed on quality over quantity and if a product does not live up to expectation the locals will vote with their feet and never come back. Likewise, if customers are impressed they will return and return, and tell their friends.

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…

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.

pizza bianca and pizza rossa in Rome

Rome’s Best Pizza By The Slice

By Kate Zagorski

Where to eat the most delicious pizza al taglio in Rome

For a tasty snack or quick lunch in Rome you can’t go wrong with pizza al taglio (pizza by the slice). Across the city there are thousands of small takeaway shops and bakeries selling this popular street food which is priced by the kilogram then simply sold by weight. Unlike the more traditional sit-down pizzeriaspizza al taglio is an altogether more informal affair and will cost you just a few euros.

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Group of friends eating gelato in Rome