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Queen Bee Roma is a new burger, pizza and lobster restaurant in the heart of Rome, with a cocktail and champagne bar to boot. Read on for the full review!

REVIEW: Rome restaurants – Queen Bee Roma: pizza, burgers and lobster

Queen Bee Roma is a new restaurant with a huge menu which manages to achieve a truly difficult task: offering vast choice, without skimping on the quality of the ingredients and the finished product. The sign over the door sets up its ambitions. Queen Bee Roma specialises in pizza, burgers and lobsters, and as soon…

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Review of Giulietta, Rome, a new pizzeria in Testaccio from Cristina Bowerman, offering Roman and Neapolitan pizzas, craft beer, and homemade desserts.

REVIEW: Giulietta, Rome – gourmet pizza in Testaccio

Giulietta, Rome, a gourmet pizza place in Testaccio, is worth your attention. First of all, it’s one third of the vast and ambitious food empire launched recently in Rome’s Testaccio district by one of the city’s most exciting chefs, Cristina Bowerman, taking over a motorbike and car showroom buried in the side of Aventino Hill, and transforming…

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REVIEW: Romeo e Giulietta, Silvano Toti Globe Theatre

I have always instinctively avoided foreign translations of Shakespeare’s plays. His distinctive language – that runs like a rich seam through idiomatic English – isn’t just the literary trick of putting words in the right order. Shakespeare’s lexicon featured thousands of freshly-forged terms which have survived to this day (scholars estimate that he invented ten…

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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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Five cheap and cheerful ideas for getting back to nature in Rome this summer

There’s something about the summer in Italy which makes the city’s delights pale in comparison to the natural world. Whether you love beaches or mountains, relaxing in the heat or flexing your legs, here are five cheap and cheerful ideas for getting back to nature in and around Rome. We’ve favoured plans that involve public…

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PREVIEW: Garbatella’s Festa per la Cultura, Saturday June 15th 2013

Testaccio’s neighbouring rione, Garbatella, celebrates 20 years of bringing culture to the masses this Saturday with the twentieth edition of its annual Festa per la Cultura. Five piazzas and the roads that join them will be closed to traffic and filled with music, theatre, dance, street artists and stalls promoting local causes. This annual fixture…

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PREVIEW: Testaccio’s Imperial Beer Party

After the raucous, joyful and messy success of Testaccio’s Spring Beer Festival, this week the former slaughterhouse complex welcomes a second round of beer fest. The organisers are the same, with foodie association Terra e Sapori,  Beer Style Beer shop, Beerbaccione Beer Shop and Arrosticini Tornese  bringing together some of the best craft beer makers in…

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PREVIEW: Ciemmona gets Rome on its bike for a three day Critical Mass event

Ci-emm-ona. The letters C and M, spelled phonetically in Italian – plus that slightly elusive ona, the augmentative which basically means “the big one”. This weekend, Rome’s Critical Mass movement – which meets on a monthly basis to remind Rome’s motorists that they’re not the only road users in town – organises three days of…

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Testaccio braces itself for the Coppa Italia final

Roma plays Lazio in the Coppa Italia final tonight, and the district of Testaccio is bracing itself for a particularly poignant clash. The TIM Cup has brought together the city’s fiercest rivals for the final match, taking place at 18.00 in the Stadio Olimpico.  Extra police are on standby after the stabbings that took place…

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PREVIEW: This week, Testaccio celebrates its beloved Santa Maria Liberatrice

The annual festa patronale is almost upon Testaccio – the day when the rione’s patron saint, Santa Maria Liberatrice, is celebrated in the piazza with a parade and party. The official festival period officially opened Friday evening with a church service and over the next eight days, the main piazza will be filled with music and…

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