Tag: artisans

Lottozero: An Initiative Revitalising Artisan Textiles in Tuscany

For those of you who follow my blog, you’ll know that one of my passions is the creative arts and supporting artisans and artists everywhere, in the great fight against the death of imagination. Recently I came across Bolzano-born Tessa Moroder, an economist by trade who now lives in Prato in Tuscany and is working…

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Testaccina’s guide to street food in Rome: Don, pizza fritta Napoletana

Within scoffing distance of Testaccio, Don is a recently opened street food spot whose acquaintance I am delighted to have made. Don does one thing and it does it very well: Neapolitan fried pizzas. If you’ve never had one of these (made in the correct way) and you just glanced at the photo, you would…

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Review: Luxe Associate Travel’s Culinary Walk through Rome

Borders are funny things, aren’t they? By defining territories, which piece of land some ancient King or Emperor annexed, they try to delineate populations, even impose a limit on where a certain tongue is spoken. But people, like languages, are fluid. Look at Rome right now: full of lost souls and adventurous souls and new…

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The boys of Via Panisperna

  It’s easy to miss the ancient district of Monti, hidden in a dip between two traffic lined roads above the Roman Forum. You find your way into the neighbourhood by dropping down a flight of stone steps from via Cavour, or cutting away from the noise and glare of via Nazionale into the esoterically…

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Avoid the Expat blues and get in the festive spirit in Rome this December

When you’re an Expat in Rome, it can be easy to feel homesick this time of year. Maybe you’re contemplating spending Christmas far from loved ones, or you are going to see family and friends for the holidays, but you’re struggling to get through the last few weeks without them. The build-up to festivities can…

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Opening on Friday 1st November: Bibere Bistrot

We’ve been a big fan of Bibere in Garbatella for a long time. This well stocked beer shop and enoteca, tucked away on Via Nicolò da Pistoia, is a point of reference for connoisseurs in the area. Owned by brothers Alessio and Fabio who started the venture only two years ago, the store offers an…

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Natural Critical Wine: this weekend in Testaccio

You’ve still got one more day to catch the Natural Critical Wine event in Testaccio, a meeting of organic wine producers – and an exemplary cheese maker – at the Città del Altra Economia. It’s that time of year when the wine harvest is on everyone’s minds, but for a weekend only, a group of…

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The Big Melt-Off: Rome’s gelato wars

Testaccina likes a good scrap. Especially when food is involved. We’re not talking bun-fights, but healthy competition – the best thing, in our opinion, to ensure that members of the public get quality, consistency, and keen prices. It’s still 30 degrees in Rome and gelato is definitely high on the agenda, so I decided to…

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