Day Trips (tutte le strade portano a Roma) / Food & Drink (godiamoci la vita)

Day Trip Friday: To the Lake!

After languishing in relative obscurity for the last 600,000 years, Lago Bracciano burst into the international spotlight when it hosted quite the Hollywood nuptials a few years back.  However, if you willing to ignore the pall that event cast on this gorgeous destination (which, to be fair, has long been a popular escape for Rome’s … Continue reading

Holidays & Festivals (festeggiamo) / Music & Nightlife (dove c'è la musica è tutto bello)

Weekend Recommendation: Gaga at Circo

While Rome is used to its constant juxtaposition of the old and the new, we’re not quite sure if the Eternal City is ready to handle what’s about to hit it tomorrow.  I mean, we’ve all seen operas in the Baths of Caracalla (old hat…), or enjoyed a cocktail atop a 1,000 year old castle, but … Continue reading

Holidays & Festivals (festeggiamo) / Music & Nightlife (dove c'è la musica è tutto bello)

Roma Vintage: Nostalgia Under the Stars

Summer in Rome.  When the sun is shining, the air is sticky, and the temperature has finally budged from that intolerable 51 degrees Farenheit it felt compelled to rest at all winter (okay, okay, maybe it got a little bit colder, but seriously?  Scarves in May?  Come on people, this isn’t Chicago – where it actually … Continue reading


Latte e Menta

It’s June. It’s Rome. It’s hot. Yesterday afternoon, my Italian friend Caterina and I took a much needed coffee break from work, except that we couldn’t handle our usual caffe in the heat. She recommended a latte e menta, a milk with mint, instead. I’m not gonna lie, I was skeptical. Milk with mint? She … Continue reading

Historical Sites (l'antichità)

Daily Photo: Arch of Constantine

Today’s daily photo is of the Arch of Constantine, because today marks exactly 1600 years, seven months, and nine days since Constantine I’s victory over Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge, which the arch commemorates.  Enjoy. What: Arch of Constantine. This triumphal arch, erected in the 4th century, is actually decorated with parts nabbed from other, older monuments … Continue reading