Browsing by Category: Rome & Lazio


If you have every strolled through Rome, you may have noticed that the city’s fountains, church pediments, and palace facades are branded. The Pamphilj family’s dove with three fleurs-de-lis are splashed all over Piazza Navona (more…)

Artenio Testaccio

If you’re curious how, in spite of intense daily exercise, I keep my BMI right around (emphasis on “round”) 26, it’s simple: I eat pizza for breakfast, lunch and dinner. My source for the most important meal of the day? That depends. Some mornings I find myself in the centro storico where countless Romans scarf down (more…)


“We’d like to buy some limoncello to take home. Can you suggest a place to snag a bottle or two?” This request used to send me reeling. Personally, I can live without the stuff–amaro and grappa rank way higher for me on the digestivo deliciousness scale. But visitors, having been served tart homemade versions of the citrus-based digestif after a fish feast on the Amalfi Coast or the Pontine Islands, would want to take a 750mL dose of vacay (more…)

Photo by Caput Mundi Cibus.

It’s been a loooong summer, folks, and thanks to a string of unrelenting heat waves, Rome still has massive amounts of summer produce at its market stalls. But if crisp mornings are anything to go by, autumn will be here soon enough, which means its time to OD on the last of the summer harvest before it disappears. (more…)


With a city nicknamed Caput Mundi—Capital of the World—it’s only natural that Romans are accustomed to seeing their home as unrivaled in matters of history, culture, and food. And while it’s true that traditional local cuisine holds a sacred place at the table, the Rome is hardly impervious to change. The city’s (more…)