When in Rome it’s tempting and very easy to stay in the Centro Storico, the historic center. But as they say, when in Rome do as the Romans do, which means you need to cross the river and head to Trastevere. This is the heart of real contemporary Rome. Trastevere is the place the city’s inhabitants come in the evenings, to the bars and restaurants that give the narrow cobbled streets such vitality.
Category: Eating & Restaurants
February 21, 2012
If you’re not going south to Pompeii on your journey through Italy, then this ancient Roman port is the next best thing. In fact, in some ways it’s better because it’s less crowded so you can really feel what daily life was like in Rome rather than the 21st century tourist vibe.
December 29, 2011
You could be forgiven for thinking that the Italians invented coffee. They have certainly made it their own by naming all the various ways to drink it: cappuccino, espresso, macchiato, caffé latte. But actually coffee beans as a source of energy were first noted in Ethiopia in the 13th century.
September 30, 2011
It’s very easy to become overwhelmed by the sheer number of cafes and restaurants in a city like Rome, especially in the historic center. It’s easy to fall into one of the places that are frankly a bit of a tourist trap, serving average pastas for above average prices. This can get expensive when you’re out and about all day and want to grab a fortifying lunch then relax over a well-earned dinner.