Tag: market

Roman markets: One of the lesser known food markets in Rome stands on via Porto Fluviale, not far from Testaccio market, and is worth a visit when in Rome.

Roman markets: Exploring autumn’s fruits at the market on via Porto Fluviale, Rome

Roman markets: why you can’t beat grocery shopping on market stalls Once a week, for long as I can remember, I stroll the full length of via Nicola Zabaglia, past the graffitied shutters of the ancient Roman rubbish dump, and pass under the arches of the Aurelian walls that mark the end of Testaccio to…

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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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Testaccio: a portrait at Christmas

It hasn’t been an easy year for the small shops and enterprises in Testaccio. Another supermarket opened, putting pressure on a neighbouring deli and one of the area’s oldest butchers; more businesses closed, losing intense, important battles that have gone on for decades. Even for those legendary establishments that represent the area more than its…

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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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Testaccio food hero crowned number one in Lazio region

Street food, these days, is a serious business. If the word “street” wasn’t enough to convince you that this eating style was on trend, the concept of preserving some of Italy’s finest traditions while encouraging cutting edge creativity might. Celebrating the best producers of street food, then, is another way of ensuring that the old…

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PREVIEW: Testaccio’s gentrification in pictures, a new exhibition from local sociologist Irene Ranaldi

This Wednesday in Testaccio, sociologist and writer Irene Ranaldi launches her photographic exhibition telling the history of the area in images and icons. Hosted by café bar “Il caffè del Seme e la Foglia”, the show comprises photos taken between 1990 and 2000, some representing classic visions of Testaccio’s past, others providing a surprising or…

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Sunday at Testaccio’s Spring Beer Festival

You still have one more day to make the most of Testaccio’s Spring Beer Festival.  Last night U2 cover band The One wowed the crowds with their impeccable Irish rock and the stands were full of good natured beer drinkers. There’s still a chance to sample cheese, cold cuts and beer at a series of…

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UPDATE: Testaccio’s Spring Beer Festival – workshops, breweries, music and more!

The opening on Thursday of Testaccio’s Spring Beer Festival has got us foaming at the mouth… so here’s the full programme of events. Remember, it’s free to get in! Brewers Over 15 Italian brewers and a few important international names will be present at the four day beer festival. From Italy, look out for Birrificio Emiliano,…

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Piazza Testaccio’s green corner

Ever since piazza Testaccio lost its market, an enterprising flower seller has been parking his colourful Ape on the corner every Saturday morning and selling bouquets and plants out of the back of it. His vintage van adds a splash of colour too! Happy Saturday!

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A wandering fountain and the market that moved

There’s a big hole in the ground where Testaccio’s market used to be. The market has in fact been physically moved, picked up and dropped about 200 metres away, into a purpose built space near Monte dei Cocci. I’ll blog about the new market another day. Today I walked through piazza Testaccio and marvelled at…

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