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The latest installment of my YouTube series “Katie Parla’s Rome” visits the ancient cattle market, the banks of the Tiber River and the Circus Maximus. Join me for a stroll through Rome’s ancient food spaces for a peek at the city’s archeology viewed through a culinary lens. If you’re up for more than a bit of armchair traveling, we can visit these and other ancient food destinations together on my tour “Food & Archeology: Trade, Traffic and Enterprise From Antiquity to Today”. More details on my tours page.

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I’m excited to announce a new tour dedicated to one of my favorite areas of Rome, the Via Prenestina and its adjacent Pigneto neighborhood. The three-hour tour begins at the edge of the 3rd century Aurelian Walls and progresses eastward to delve deeply into the history and culture of Pigneto, a pleasantly tourist-free district (more…)

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In place of Rome’s once mundane drinking establishments lurks a new generation of wine bars, craft cocktail counters and an army of craft beer pubs. I hit the cobblestones with photographer Daniel Krieger to uncover Rome’s renewed drinking scene. Our story is on PUNCH.

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How do you make a person fall in love with a city you adore? When it comes to Istanbul, some might head directly to Hagia Sofia, while others would book a Bosphorus tour. And they wouldn’t be wrong. The city’s monuments and waterways are beyond beguiling. But on a recent trip to Istanbul with my (more…)

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Deep fried cornetti, bawdy food frescoes and a stiff drink are my idea of a good time. Today on Design*Sponge, I share where I get my fill of all this and then some. Read my full guide for 24 hours in Rome here.