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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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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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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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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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Barra Pescheria con Cucina in Rome serves great fish with flair

Finding a great fish restaurant in Rome is always a thrill, and I’m delighted to add Barra Pescheria con Cucina, in piazza Vescovio, straight to the list. This new restaurant and high-end fishmonger is in one of Rome’s more refined residential areas, so it’s not an easy hike from the centre. However, if your hotel’s…

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Trattoria da Neno serves great food, music and fresh ideas in Rome’s Piazza Bologna

Trattoria da Neno is a modern bar and eatery in elegant Via Ravenna in the Piazza Bologna district of Rome. It’s an ideal destination for date night or a an outing with a group of friends, offering an ample menu and imaginative evenings featuring live music and culinary themes. I visited right at the end…

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Weekend break from Rome: agriturismo Il Bagolaro offers a pool and rustic dining

Farmhouse stays or agriturismi are a delightfully popular Italian thing, allowing tourists and travellers to get off the beaten path and explore the countryside, pay reasonable B&B rates, and often dine on delicious rustic cuisine (almost always characterised by hearty portions). Il Bagolaro is a charming farmhouse retreat and restaurant, a 40 minute drive from…

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