Day Trips (tutte le strade portano a Roma)

Waves and Ruins: The Beach at Anzio

I’ve often struggled to find the ideal destination for the rather eclectic traveling group in which I often find myself – World War II buffs, Ancient Roman history enthusiasts, voracious pescatarians, and the odd dedicated tanner or two.  Should you find yourself in a similar situation when in Rome, there is really only one place … Continue reading


Vinoforum: June 1-16

June always strikes me as a good time to expand my wine knowledge.  Any month, really, but fortunately this time it coincides with the start of Vinoforum, a 16-day annual oenologic extravaganza on the Lungotevere Maresciallo Diaz, up by the Foro Italico/Stadio Olimpico.  For a fortnight and change, this section of the lungotevere, just south … Continue reading

Art & Culture (le cose belle) / Uncategorized

Night at the Museum, the 2012 Edition

Update: Following this morning’s tragic bombing in Brindisi, the city of Rome has cancelled tonight’s Notte dei Musei. We will update with more info when we have it. Once a year, the Ministero per i Beni e le Attivita Culturali (MiBAC), indulges our collective childhood fantasy of running around museums after dark. This Saturday, May … Continue reading