In middle age, Travel Belle Judith Works left the suburbs of Portland for life as an expat in Rome and a job with the United Nations. In September, she released Coins in the Fountain, a self-published memoir about her time in Italy’s chaotic capital. Here she tells us about her life as an expat, her … Read more
Rome’s warm spring weekends beg for a picnic. As the warmer months begin to bless the city, during weekends, Romans tend to migrate to nearby pastoral locations laden with copious amounts of picnic food. Bucolic folly and loud outdoor snoring become mandatory. This coming weekend, families and romantic couples will be spending the morning playing … Read more
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
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