Blog News

Rome Alone

Rome is a city known for many things – its 2,000 years of history, countless fountains and over 900 churches. But to me, Rome is the perfect destination for the single traveler. Whether you’re alone for the day or traveling solo, The Eternal City is the best city for roaming around by yourself. Even though you’re never really alone for eve...

Read more

Must-see areas outside Rome - Edition 1

Already visited the Colosseum, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and all of the other major sites of Rome? Here are our top 3 must-see areas outside Rome. Not your typical Florence-Tuscany and Naples options, these destinations are all still relatively off-the-beaten path – and not too far from Rome: Gaeta is one of the most charming little towns in Laz...

Read more

3 Days in Rome

3 Days in Rome Three days seems like hardly enough time to spend in The Eternal City but, if you’re short on time -we’ve put together the perfect itinerary for you, covering all the bases: Day 1: Start your day wandering around the Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere. Not too far from one another and both extremely rich in history and culture. Learn th...

Read more

Fast Food in Italy

Just kidding. There is nothing fast about the way of life here in Italy. For some people this can be frustrating, but for me – this is exactly why I fell in love. Being a Brooklyn native (before it was cool to live there) and living/working in the ad world in NYC for nearly a decade, I gladly welcomed this change. I already lived that fast-paced life,...

Read more

SECRET ESCAPE FROM ROME

My friends were in town for a visit and I had only two and a half days to show them around the city I was now a resident of. I was leaving for my own vacation to Spain just 3 days after their arrival so not the best timing on their part, but I welcomed the challenge. That week also marked the beginning of Rome’s dreaded summer temperatures, which had ...

Read more

Early Morning Vatican Private Tour with Eden Walks

I just got back from a great impromptu trip to Rome last week and had to write about it. My friend was traveling there for work and I had been itching to take a “quick” trip to Europe (as in less than my usual 10-day trips). My friend warned me that they’d be busy mostly every day with work so as long as I didn’t mind having to keep ...

Read more

Alone with Caravaggio

Have you ever visited the church of saint Augustine in Rome to see the Madonna dei Pellegrini' ? Come to Rome, and explore one of the most important painters of the Baroque period. The mysterious moments of his life, the people he worked for, after he moved to Rome from Milan: Monsiniors, Cardinals, Bankers and nobles. Popes and aristocrats... this man ...

Read more

A Love Letter to Rome

Rome is one of the most fascinating cities in the world. A beautiful yet sometimes confusing mix of art and culture, history, and chaos. Not as diverse as other major metropolitan cities in Western Europe and definitely not as organized. But say what you will, there is no other place like it. It’s a city that is serene and boisterous, polished and rug...

Read more

Vip Gallery

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...

Read more

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 ...

Read more

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 ...

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more

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&...

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more

A weekend in Florence

As ths was our 2nd visit to Florence we didnt feel the need to do the main museums like Uffizi, Duomo etc. This time we decided to get a private guide to walk us around in a more tranquil fashion. I have to say my wife and I had the most enjoyable day. On our to do list was a spot of shopping and with Florence being the centre of leather the world is your o...

Read more

Fast Food in Italy

Just kidding. There is nothing fast about the way of life here in Italy. For some people this can be frustrating, but for me – this is exactly why I fell in love. Being a Brooklyn native (before it was cool to live there) and living/working in the ad world in NYC for nearly a decade, I gladly welcomed this change. I already lived that fast-paced life,...

Read more

Trastevere @ Sunset

How Eden Walks’ Trastevere Food Tour at Sunset was born… It started as a simple craving for authentic Roman street food. But after some brief research and a few hours of walking, I soon found myself creating a food tour around one of my favorite areas in Rome - Trastevere. Beloved by locals, Trastevere is a neighborhood renown both for its char...

Read more

Last Minute NYE Ideas

Rome is the perfect place to be on New Years Eve. With an assortment of options ranging from large-scale celebrations to more intimate events – it all depends on what mood you find yourself in. For the large-scale, there’s usually a grandiose firework display along the Via dei Fori Imperiali or you can check out the concerts scheduled at Circus ...

Read more

Christmastime in Rome

Christmas season in Italy officially kicks off December 8th with the Immaculate Conception and concludes the 6th of January. There are many names for this last day- Little Christmas, the Epiphany, to name of few. But in Rome, this day is affectionately known as “Befana”, referring to the good witch that flies around on her broom, bringing gifts ...

Read more

Thanksgiving Italian-American Style

What is the definition of Thanksgiving? According the dictionary there are two: 1- The expression of gratitude 2- An annual national holiday commemorating a harvest festival celebrated by the Pilgrims in 1621, held the last Thursday in November in the United States. But to me, it was always so much more than that. I grew up in an Italian-American household ...

Read more

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. ...

Read more

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...

Read more

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....

Read more

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) ...

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more