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20 things to do in Rome in winter - what to do in winter in Rome, including Rome in winter weather and ideas for Christmas and New Year's Eve in Rome.

20 things to do in Rome in winter – including Christmas in Rome

If you’re looking for the best things to do in Rome in winter, you’ve come to the right place! This comprehensive post will cover everything from a guide to winter weather in Rome, including how much it rains in Rome during the winter, to the best sightseeing options in Rome during the winter, great winter…

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Typical Sicilian Food: 8 Things You Should Eat Before Leaving Catania

Typical Sicilian food: 8 things you should eat before leaving Catania Sicily is an island where everything is more intense. The wine is stronger, the sun is hotter, the sea shocks with its searing cyan lights and volcanoes feel free to express themselves. Near Catania, lava enriches the soil with mineral depths and the resulting…

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Review: l’Apulia, Rome’s latest osteria specialising in food from Puglia, offers street-food options and a sit-down restaurant in the San Lorenzo district

From streetfood to restaurant, l’Apulia finds a home in Rome’s San Lorenzo district

Review: l’Apulia, Rome’s latest osteria specialising in food from Puglia Those of you that follow my Instagram account will know that I’m a huge fan of Puglia or Apulia, one of Italy’s southernmost regions, and home in fact to the boot-shaped peninsula’s recognisable spur and heel. Thanks to my Puglia fam I spend a lot…

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The Korean Cultural Institute in Rome or Istituto Culturale Coreano is a great centre offering free Korean cooking classes, language classes and more.

7 reasons to visit the Korean Cultural Institute in Rome, including free cooking classes

An introduction to the Korean Cultural Institute in Rome, the Istituto Culturale Coreano You don’t have to be a fan of K-pop or even know your kimchi from your bibimbap to realise that Korean culture has pervaded modern Western life. Most of us own or have owned a device made by Korean electronics giant Samsung,…

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Doku Japanese Bar and restaurant in Pigneto, Rome, specialises in prestigious sake varieties and Japanese whisky, with a focus on Japanese heritage cuisine.

Doku Japanese Bar in Pigneto challenges the old order of Japanese restaurants in Rome

Doku in Pigneto is a self-styled Japanese bar specialising in prestigious sake varieties and Japanese whisky, while the food offering has a focus on Japanese heritage cuisine, setting it apart from many of the more commercial Japanese restaurants in Rome. Don’t expect sushi and sashimi, or even ramen here: the menu, created by knowledgeable Japanophile…

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Agriturismo La Riserva di Martignanello is an ideal daytrip from Rome. Have lunch or dinner by the lake, or stay the night in the farmhouse apartments.

Agriturismo La Riserva di Martignanello: lunch by the lake near Rome

It’s no wonder than Romans like to escape the city during the weekend. Rome always has plenty to offer, but destinations for locals-in-the-know, like Agriturismo La Riserva di Martignanello, represent a real weekend upgrade to recharge the batteries. Agriturismo La Riserva di Martignanello is a well-appointed rustic retreat in relative solitude on the Roman lake…

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Metropolita Rome is a new cocktail bar, eatery and occasional music venue in Rome's Flaminio district offering high quality with low prices

Metropolita raises the game for cocktails and light bites in Rome’s Flaminio district

Metropolita Roma is a new cocktail bar, eatery and occasional music venue in North Rome which has thrown down the gauntlet in a chiefly residential area with high quality mixology and food at keen prices. Situated opposite Teatro Olimpico and at the foot of one of Rome’s newest bridges, Ponte della Musica, Metropolita Rome is…

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Cook in Tuscany is a unique, all-inclusive cooking course and Tuscan vacation, featuring the best Italian cookery lessons in Tuscany.

Review: Cook in Tuscany serves up a magical Tuscan week of cooking and fun

A residential cooking school in Tuscany may sound like scary stuff, but after spending the best part of a week with Cook in Tuscany, a cookery course and Tuscan holiday in one of the prettiest parts of Italy, I am delighted to say that this course suits all levels and is a wonderful introduction to…

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The Roma Bar Marathon on 15 September sees 40 of the best bartenders in the capital unite forces at Largo Venue.

Roma Bar Marathon on 15 September unites 40 of the city’s best bartenders

While September brings that back to school feeling, even in Rome, it’s not all bad: a great line up of fall events this month will having you shaking the sand from your feet in no time to celebrate the best of autumn. First up, the Roma Bar Marathon on 15 September is as promising as…

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Rome restaurants: Il Maritozzo Rosso reinvents Roman classics in timeless Trastevere

Il Maritozzo Rosso Bistrot is a new restaurant in Rome’s Trastevere district, revisiting some classics of Roman cuisine in fun, informal surroundings. Trastevere is one of Rome’s most compelling neighbourhoods, and a must for an evening stroll any time of the year. The usual dilemma, however, is where to eat: there is a concentration of…

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