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VIP night tour with Eden Walks Come and join us on one of our exclusive night tours and experience Rome like a celebrity . You will have the opportunity to visit some of the most breathtaking sites in Rome such as the Colosseum and the Vatican City. What makes these tours so special however, is that you will be exploring these ancient sites at night. Our to...

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Rooftops of Rome– An evening of wine and food tasting in the Eternal City

A wine and food tasting on some of the most beautiful rooftops overlooking the Eternal City. What better way to spend an evening in Rome? This amazing new tour by Eden Walks may be the best tasting experience out there right now – a sampling of 5 different Italian wines in the most exclusive, well-known establishments in Rome. Each carefully selected ...

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Rome Film Festival – the last weekend!

The Festa del Cinema di Roma started in 2006 as a way to celebrate the industry in a unique way. And now going on its 12thyear, has become an internationally known event, held at the Auditorium Parco della Musica and other select venues around The Eternal City.. Founded by the Fondazione Cinema per Roma with support of partners such as the Founding Members ...

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Halloween in Rome

It isn’t the most celebrated holiday here, but Halloween in Rome (and Italy) is definitely increasing in popularity and practice in recent years. The holidays here aren’t as commercialized as they are in other countries and in most instances are very modest, keeping with the original meaning behind the holiday. You won’t find stores trying...

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Sagra dell’Uva di Marino

There is no shortage of things to see in Rome. But if you’re willing to venture a short distance outside of the city, you will find the beautiful oasis that is Castelli Romani. These “Roman Castles” are comprised of several small towns outside of Rome. The exact number is unclear to me because every time I ask my Roman friends, I get a dif...

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My First Fraschetta

My friend group messaged a few weeks back asking if we were all free to do something a little different for the evening. Have you ever been in “Fraschetta”? He texted At first, I thought he was inviting me to Frascati (one of the areas outside of Rome in the Castelli Romani) This was the first time I had even heard of the word “Fraschetta&...

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Ferragosto in Fregene

Last Tuesday was my first Ferragosto living in Rome. Although I had been warned, I had seriously underestimated the level of empty things would actually be the day of the holiday. For those of you who don’t know what Ferragosto is, it is a religious and bank holiday which also marks the unofficial start of the summer holiday season in Italy. I set out...

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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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How to survive another Lucifer - the infamous heat wave in Rome

It’s no secret that August in Rome can be a bit warm, but with heat wave “Lucifer” that hit parts of Europe not too long ago, many found it difficult to keep cool. The weather seems to have taken a turn for the better but just in case…here are a few tips on how you can survive another Lucifer: 1. Find shelter in naturally cool sight...

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The Roma Jazz Fest 2017 kicks off today!

The Roma Jazz Fest 2017 kicks off today! Now in its 41st year and still going strong. This month-long tribute to the most influential jazz artists (past and present) returns to its rightful home, Auditorium Parco della Musica. But this year it also opens up to other venues includingCasa del Jazz, Live Alcazar, Sagrestia del Borromini and even the Pantheon. ...

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The Best Neighborhood Enotecas in Rome

When it comes to wine bars & enotecas in Rome, I haven’t even scratched the surface. But as I diligently continue my research, I will leave you with this list I put together from the three neighborhoods I’ve lived in thus far: Trastevere – In the recently turned touristy, yet still trendy neighborhood (I liken it to NYC’s Greenwi...

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L’Amatriciana My Quest for the Best in Rome

I hadn’t heard of it when I first visited Rome some twelve years ago, but whoever first coined the phrase was genius. The ‘holy trinity of pasta’ here is a sensitive subject among locals and constantly exploratory for anyone living or visiting Rome. L’amatriciana, Carbonara, and Cacio e Pepe. And occasionally a fourth player, Gricia....

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Taste of Roma 2017

Now in its sixth series, the Taste of Rome is a delicious showcase of the city’s best and “up and coming” restaurants and star chefs. This year it was held in the Auditorium Parco della Musica – a great outdoor space to host such an unprecedented culinary event. For those of you who want to sample the exclusive (sometimes expensive) ...

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Ode to Ostia

If you’re longing for a nice day trip, look no further than Ostia. A large suburb in Rome, it is also home to Ostia Antica and the beaches of Ostia Lido. The neighborhood was founded in 1884 by peasants coming from Ravenna, Romagna. But with the opening of the Roma-Ostia railway in 1924, the village soon became a sea resort destination for upper class...

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5 Ways to Beat the Summer Heat in The Eternal City

Rome is a city full of amazing things to discover. It is also a city that you will soon discover as the summer months are approaching, that gets uncomfortably hot. In recent years, more and more establishments have turned themselves on to air conditioning (literally) but once you step outside and back out into the sun, you will most likely break into a swea...

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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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