On June 29th every year, Rome hosts a spectacular fireworks display known as the Girandola - the 'pinwheel'. As with all traditions in Rome, this is no flash in the pan, but a historic celebration with its roots in the Baroque.
The spectacle, laid on to honour the festival of its patron saints St Peter … Continue Reading ››
This guide and glossary will help you order a coffee in Italy, and don’t miss the warnings at the end of the article.
If you like beer and you're coming to Rome, you're in for a treat. Despite not being beer monsters like their northern European cousins, people in Rome are increasingly learning to love beer. This is mainly due to an craft beer revolution currently underway in Italy, with hundreds and hundreds of small artisanal producers popping up all over … Continue Reading ››
Some of the best restaurants in Rome are outside the usual tourist traps, and may not have menus that are translated into English. This small glossary will help you order.
How can restaurants in Italy justify charging several euro for a small basket of bread? Find the secret here.
Italy's the home of the pizza, right? And what could be more simple than buying a slice of this ambrosia?
Well, like everything in Italy, not only is it slightly different to how it is at home, it's also a little bit more complicated. Here we explain how to get what you want: a delicious slice … Continue Reading ››
Rome may not be cheap, but there’s one thing that’s always free and available throughout the city – clean, fresh spring water from the Roman aqueducts.