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Trastevere Charm

The last weekend of July marked the end of the almost 3-week Noantri Festa in Trastevere. For those of you who aren’t familiar, this is one of the oldest and most beloved feasts in Rome. The ancient religious festival (which literally translates to “ours”) dates back to the 1500’s, where a group of local fishermen discovered a statue...

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Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palantine Hill

Two weeks ago, a dear friend of mine and her friend were coming to visit me in Rome. I excitedly offered my services to them as host – not anticipating them wanting to go on any tours. I had thought I would just show them around the local food and drink spots of my favorite city. But my friend’s friend had never been to Rome before and desperate...

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Al Fresco Dining in The Eternal City

September is one of the most beautiful months to soak up the glory that is Rome. And in my opinion, the perfect month for an outdoor dinner. There are so many options for great food here, but when it comes to dining al fresco, here are some of my favorites: 1. Roma Sparita (Rome Disappeared) – Not only is this deemed one of THE best cacio e pepe dishe...

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September in Rome

Sad summer is over? Don’t be! September in Rome is one of my favorite times to visit. Watch the city come back to life after the August lull. You can start smelling the fall crisp in the air during the morning and evenings but beware – during the day can still be summer-hot. Even though this summer rush has died down, don’t be fooled. The ...

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Last Weekend of Lungo il Tevere 2017

Last weekend marked the end of Lungo il Tevere 2017 – a symbol that summertime in Rome was officially over. The annual festival, which literally translates to “along the Tevere”, attracts locals and visitors alike with games, music, fashion and food & drink stalls all along the Tiber River bank. The food and drink (and not just of the ...

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Staycation in Rome

Upon finding myself broke after several back-to-back trips around Europe, I decided to lay low for the weekend. But that’s not the only reason I decided to staycation in Rome. This is the only (extremely limited) time period in which you can find all of Rome’s glorious sights and monuments as close to empty as it will ever get. Especially if you...

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