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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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The world beyond the river wall

For most, the Lungotevere is just the western border of Testaccio, a busy road flanked by a cracked pavement that runs the length of the river wall. Beyond that, there is only a sparse canopy of trees on a steep slope and the fast running Tiber. The Tevere is tobacco-coloured in the winter, carrying debris…

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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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Eggstra sweet, eggstra special…

Italy’s fine chocolate making tradition means that sweet temptation is never that far away around Easter. One of the largest and most spectacular eggs I’ve seen over the last few days was this ornate masterpiece in the window of Gay-Odin in Parioli, a branch of Naple’s oldest chocolate makers. Weighing in at six kilos of…

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PREVIEW: Extra Large, MACRO Testaccio

For a few months, the oversized art installation “Big Bambu” has been towering above MACRO Testaccio, the contemporary art museum and exhibition space in the district’s former slaughter-house. Created by two American artists – and twins – Mike and Doug Starn, the 25 metre-high structure of interlocking bamboo canes (which can be freely climbed by…

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Review: Breakfast at Linari

Dear Audrey, you can keep breakfast at Tiffany’s… love, Testaccina Linari, Testaccio review The only experience I can liken it to is a bun-fight. You stand three deep at the counter, two queues snaking back from the cash register. The few tables inside Linari are overflowing with pensioners and families, while the ones on the…

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