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Planning a Picnic, Roman Style

It’s technically the perfect time of year for a picnic. Rome’s weather tends to get it “just right” in the late spring, achieving that rare temperature which makes sitting in the sun bearable and lying in the shade a pleasure. If you were in the capital in recent weeks, you might have found yourself dodging…

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How to see the rose petal shower in the Pantheon, Rome, at Pentecost. La pioggia della rose at the Pantheon in Rome, Italy - or rose petals in the Pantheon.

(VIDEO) How to See The Rose Petal Shower in The Pantheon, Rome, at Pentecost 2018

How to see the rose petal shower in the Pantheon, Rome, at Pentecost If you happen to be visiting Rome in early summer, there’s one charming spectacle you shouldn’t miss: the fall of rose petals through the oculus of the Pantheon, which takes places every year at Pentecost, exactly 49 days after Easter Sunday. In…

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Lunch in the Castelli Romani: how to visit Ariccia or Frascati with public transport, to eat porchetta in a typical fraschetta. How to get to the Castelli Romani, including Nemi, Genzano, Marino, Monte Porzio Catone and Albano Laziale. #castelliromani

Lunch in the Castelli Romani, including how to get to Ariccia and Frascati with public transport

If you’re looking for information on having lunch in the Castelli Romani, and more specifically, how to get to the towns of Frascati or Ariccia with public transport, you’ve come to the right place. Visiting the Castelli Romani is not only an easy day trip from Rome, it’s an ideal location for a lunch outside Rome,…

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Easter in Rome 2018: a guide to Holy Week 2018 in Rome, including Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.

Easter in Rome 2018: a guide to Holy Week 2018 in Rome, including Good Friday and Easter Sunday

Easter in Rome can be one of the most rewarding times to enjoy the city. While the weather can be changeable at this time of the year, it’s a moment when the city’s churches – and there are more than 1000 of them – really enter the fray, and regional food traditions get another major…

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Babingtons Tea Rooms, at the foot of the Spanish Steps in Rome, is celebrating an astonishing 125 years in the Eternal City.

Babingtons Tea Rooms: the cat that got the cream celebrates 125 years in Rome

Babingtons Tea Rooms in Rome is an extraordinary institution in a city which knows a thing or two about ancient history. Coming up to its 125th anniversary in 2018, the original Babingtons Tea Rooms was opened in 1893 in Via Due Macelli by two enterprising young women who wanted to make a respectable living in…

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Rome’s newest Calabrian restaurant and food laboratory, Forte, in Tiburtina, is a welcome game changer for the Roman dining scene.

Calabrian restaurant and food lab Forte is a box of delights in Rome Tiburtina

Rome’s newest Calabrian restaurant and food laboratory, Forte, is a welcome game changer for the Roman dining scene. While it’s perhaps common knowledge that the range of ethnic restaurants in Rome is patchy at best, you might imagine that the Italian regions would be comprehensively represented. That’s not entirely the case, especially if we look…

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Officina - pizza and burger is a recently refurbished pizzeria and craft-beer bar in Rome which is laying claim to serving one of the best pizzas in Rome.

REVIEW: Is Officina – pizza and burger the best pizzeria in Rome?

Officina – pizza and burger is a recently refurbished pizzeria and craft-beer bar in Rome which is laying claim to serving one of the best pizzas in the capital. I’m guessing I don’t need to tell you how hardly contested that particularly crown is – it makes that Brutus-Julius Caesar spat in the capital look…

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Rome Eating Italy Evening Wine & Food Stroll

Review of Eating Italy’s Rome Evening Wine & Food Stroll: a Rome food tour for wine lovers

Eating Italy’s Rome Evening Wine & Food Stroll is a relatively new addition to Eating Europe Food Tours’ collection of food tours in Rome. Comprising a stroll through Rome’s Jewish Ghetto, a charming walk across Campo de’ Fiori and Piazza Farnese, the tour then crosses the river for dinner in Trastevere, closing with a gelato…

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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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Five reasons to visit Eataly in Rome Ostiense, the iconic store serving excellent food, supplying stand-out Italian produce and organising food festivals.

Eataly’s birthday and a Carbonara Festival – in Rome 21-25 June

There are two – make that three – excellent reasons to head over to Eataly‘s Rome flagship in the Ostiense district of town this week. Eataly’s birthday cake Firstly, Eataly marks its fifth birthday in the capital with the unveiling of an enormous birthday cake. And when I say enormous, how does a gigantic profiterole…

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