Who doesn’t want to find the best pizza when visiting Rome? Visiting Rome serves as a long-searched-for open invitation to eat pizza every day: a practice usually only employed by American college age males. This delicious dish has been enjoyed for over a millennium. There may be no better way to dive into the history and … Read more
Capital of the Roman Empire and today one of the most visited cities on earth, Rome is a metropolis of archaeology, churches, winding alleys and gelato. Packed with tourist attractions and world heritage sites, the Eternal City cannot be seen in a day. To avoid disappointment, make sure to give yourself plenty of time to … Read more
Rather than serve up the standard fare and bullet point sparkling wine types for New Year’s, today we’re going to check out some New Year’s traditions around the world. We’re going to focus on customs from several well-known winemaking countries, some wine-related and some not. Perhaps you’ll pick up a few New Year’s celebration ideas … Read more
As usual, Eleonora brings us her own lovely perspective with another one of her unusual photos of Rome (and cool story to go with it!) for this week’s Belle Views.
Grocery shopping in Rome, Italy at the covered Testaccio market means taking home a little piece of the Eternal City every time. And there are two very important figures in the Rome Testaccio market: the Sicilian tomato guy–who before selling you a vine-ripened heirloom or an ox heart will ask you exactly what recipe you’ll be … Read more
Remember Roman Holiday? Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn riding shotgun around 1950’s Rome on a Vespa? The classic Italian scooter was (and still is) an Italian two-wheeled icon. The coveted Vespa 50 still reaps fans all over the world. But take the pink Scarabeo portrayed here. Is it not simply magnifico? The Scarabeo (made by … Read more
A 10 day girls’ getaway with a stay in Salerno Lace curtains billowed from shuttered windows that opened to reveal a misty valley of orchards, vineyards and beautifully aged Italian country homes. The Tyrrhenian Sea glistened a few miles off the Salerno coast as I breathed in air fragrant with sun-warmed herbs and smiled at the … Read more