Browsing by Category: Rome on a Budget

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Trastevere was once a haven of cheap, delectable, no-frills dining, but in recent years, the district has become a bastion of tourist traps in which cheesy checked tablecloths and aggressive touts are far more numerous than great meals. This district, which lies on the Tiber River’s left bank, opposite the Centro Storico, is undeniably (more…)

Last week, STA Travel sent Canadian photographers Jill Man and Kyla Trethewey, collectively known as Our Wild Abandon, to film part of their Travel Insiders series. Fresh off a US road trip, Jill and Kyla joined me for a whirlwind pizza tour. Check out our feast here.

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Every Sunday, the Biomercato organic farmers’ market sets up shop in the Città dell’ Altra Economia‘s cobblestoned courtyard. Stalls cluster in the vast piazza flanked by retired slaughter house pavilions, wire fencing, a pile of ancient terra cotta refuse, refugee housing and the Tiber River. (more…)

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This morning I had the great privilege of being on Heritage Radio Network’s “In the Drink” with Joe Campanale. Joe’s show delves into the world of wine and cocktails and today we chatted about Roman craft cocktails and contemporary culture, as well as the wines and beers from Lazio. You can listen to the show here. (more…)

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Pannicolo di cavallo.

Allow me to preface this post with an apology: Jess, I promised you I wouldn’t write about this place. I held off as long as I could. I cannot keep restaurant secrets. Sorry, friend. Next meal’s on me. (more…)