Food & Drink (godiamoci la vita) / Happening Now (quel che succede oggi)

Chanukah in Rome: Festival of Fry

When the sun descends below the horizon tomorrow evening, the holiday of Hannukah will begin. The Festival of Lights, as this commemoration of the re-dedication of the Second Temple of Jerusalem following the Maccabee revolt in the second century BCE is known, is today less a pious religious holiday than a yearly celebration bringing family … Continue reading


Chanukah in Rome!

Time to dust off your menorahs and dreidels, because Chanukah is fast approaching! The candle-filled Jewish holiday, lasting 8 nights, begins at sunset on Tuesday December 20th. Also known as Hannukah, or the Festival of Lights, or when my dad used to give me $20, this holiday commemorates the re-dedication of the Second Temple in … Continue reading

Happening Now (quel che succede oggi) / Music & Nightlife (dove c'è la musica è tutto bello)

Weekend at the Club: Famous DJs and Swing Dancing

For those going out of town for Christmas, you have one more weekend in Rome to go crazy! As always, there are many events going on, so here’s a quick mention of a few choice ones. Friday, December 16th: Super famous LA-based DJ Steve Aoki will be spinning his electro-dance beats Friday night at Atlantico. … Continue reading


Strike Tomorrow!

Since it’s a day that ends in “y”, there’s yet another transportation/general strike in Bella Roma tomorrow! Buses, trams, metros and pretty much anything else that carries you around the city and greater metropolitan area will be striking on Friday, December 16th from 8:30am-5pm and again from 8pm until the end of the day. While … Continue reading

Happening Now (quel che succede oggi) / Music & Nightlife (dove c'è la musica è tutto bello)

Thursday Fun: Modeselektor and UfO

As a big proponent of ‘Thursday night is practically the weekend,’ I bring to you two cool events going on this week. Modeselektor: Parioli’s Piper Club hosts these super famous Berlin-based DJs this Thursday. Modeselektor is currently on tour, thankfully making a stop in Rome to promote their new album, Monkeytown. If you’re in the … Continue reading