Guide to Buying Wine in Rome: Where to Shop & Sip

Doing a tasting before buying wine in Rome isn't required, but it sure is fun!

Italian grocery stores have a decent selection of wines. But to dive into the real world of vino, get yourself to the famous enotecas—a mix between wine stores and bars where Italian and international wines are the protagonists.  It’s not just about wine here. At an enoteca, you’ll be able to sit down, enjoy a […]

8 Envy-Inducing Instagrammable Spots in Rome

The Ponte Milvio bridge is one of the most Instagrammable spots in Rome, especially at sunset.

You don’t have to be a professional photographer to see that the Eternal City is one of the most beautiful cities on Earth.  You’ve got your ancient palazzos, centuries-old piazzas, artistic masterpieces, Basilica domes and classic Roman rooftops all under the same pink-tinted skies. Get your cameras ready and head to these eight picture-perfect Instagrammable […]

7 Trattorias in Rome for the Italian Meal of Your Dreams

Velavevodetto is the best trattoria in Rome for cacio e pepe.

When we Romans want to indulge in authentic local cuisine, there’s no place like a trattoria: a rustic, family-run restaurant with generous portions. Cucina romana is known for its simple ingredients, and for the most heavenly antipasti, classic primi and hearty secondi, these no-frills, family-run spots are your best bet. So you don’t waste valuable […]

The Essential Itinerary for a Perfect 5 Days in Rome

A self-guided walking tour in Rome would be incomplete without a wander through Trastevere.

No city in the world merges the ancient with the modern quite like Rome does.  With thousands of years of history under its belt, a whole lifetime wouldn’t be enough to explore every cobblestone, church, bridge, garden and ancient palazzo of Italy’s capital. But by spending five days in Rome, you can get a pretty […]

4 Perfect Days of Eating in Rome

Start the second of your four days in Rome with coffee and pastries at Linari, a beloved bakery in Testaccio.

We have a saying: “one life isn’t enough for Rome.” And it’s probably true. But if you only have four days in Rome, here’s where you should eat, drink and hang out. Photo Credit: Abbie Stark, Text Overlay: Devour Rome Food Tours An itinerary for four days in Rome In theory, finding places to eat […]

Behind the Bite: Prosecco

What is Prosecco? It's an affordable, delicious sparkling wine that gives better-known Champagne a run for its money.

Prosciutto. Parmigiano. Prosecco. There are certain words that just recall Italy. But when it comes to the last one, the love for it is often coupled with a justified confusion. Say “Prosecco” to someone, and the image that will come to their mind is a chalice of golden, bubbly liquid, sipped on a terrace in […]

Your Complete Guide to Eating Alone in Rome

One of the most delicious forms of pizza alla romana is served up by the slice, making it easy to eat on the go.

You’re in the Eternal City. The sun is setting over the Tiber. It’s undeniably romantic and now…you have to eat dinner alone in Rome? All the better! Farewell, long conversations about what’s for dinner that end in hangry arguments. When you’re eating alone in Rome, you get to decide what sounds good. And if you’re […]

5 Authentic Places Where You Can Eat in Rome in August

Da Cesare is one of our favorite picks for where to eat in Rome in August. They serve up some of the best pasta all'amatriciana in town!

Rome changes in August.  The center of the city is still swollen with tourists, eager to get in a trip before summer ends. But step out into the residential neighborhoods and you’ll see scores of empty parking spots and shuttered businesses.  Why?  Because Rome is mercilessly hot and humid in August, and many Romans escape […]

The 6 Best Places for Coffee in Rome + Essential Coffee Vocab

Ordering coffee in Italian isn't as complicated as it seems. A latte is just what you think it is.

Everyone knows the wonders of the world are best explored caffeinated. The good news is, you’re in Rome. The possibly not-as-great news is, you may be suffering at the hands of that beast known as jet lag.  Luckily, we have the solution, because you’re in the land of un buon caffè (a good coffee). Below […]

Rome Then & Now: Cafes

Rome's Ponte Milvio district is home to some of the best food, coffee, and wine in town.

When you think of Italy, we bet you think of pizza, pasta and coffee. But let’s focus on the third thing for now. There’s a good reason why Italy is synonymous with charming sidewalk cafes and flavorful coffee—in fact, it would practically be a sin to come here and not indulge in an espresso, cappuccino […]

Behind the Bite: Pizza alla Romana

One of the most delicious forms of pizza alla romana is served up by the slice, making it easy to eat on the go.

This post is part of our Behind the Bite series: deep dives into the dishes that we can’t stop thinking about. Pizza is the most iconic of Italian foods and one of the few Italian words to have penetrated into almost every language worldwide. It’s also one of the few Italian foods that comes close […]

Behind the Bite: Artichokes in Rome

Artichokes in Rome are a favorite product at the local market.

This post is part of our Behind the Bite series: deep dives into the dishes that we can’t stop thinking about. When it comes to eating artichokes in Italy, all roads, as ever, lead to Rome. Artichokes, carciofi in Italian, are omnipresent in Rome. You see them bundled up in restaurant windows, piled high in […]

What We Would Eat in Rome If We Had Only One Day

If you're not sure what to eat in Rome: we've got three words for you: cacio e pepe.

There’s a lifetime’s worth of meals to be eaten in Rome. But sometimes you’ve only got one day. Rome is Italy’s capital and biggest city, with literally thousands of great restaurants, bars, pizzerias, gelato shops and bakeries that we could recommend if you’re hungry. The good thing, though, is that Rome is still a relatively […]

Hidden Rome: Inside Rome’s Ponte Milvio Neighborhood

The Ponte Milvio bridge in Rome was just one of many bridges around the world that was covered in "love locks" at one time or another.

Take a break from Rome’s touristic areas and explore a hidden gem only the Romans know about. Do a quick Google search and let us know if it doesn’t seem like the only attractive areas in Rome are the historic center, Testaccio, Monti and Trastevere. Sure, they’re the beating heart of the city, but there […]

A Love Letter to Rome: Its Food & People

Two girls in their kitchen

This post is part of our Love Letter series: first-person accounts of what we love about Rome. Rome is a city that lives and breathes its food culture. When you visit, you can’t help but fall in love with espresso, handmade pasta, bitter greens… and if you stay long enough, you might even develop a […]

What to Drink in Rome & When to Blend in with the Locals

One of our top Rome travel tips: don't miss aperitivo time!

When staying in Rome, it’s important to know your Campari from your Crodino—and that’s where our guide to what to drink in Rome comes in! In Rome, drinks are an important and integral part of our food culture. Just as we don’t have a meal without drinking, we rarely drink without eating. For everything, there […]

6 Tips & Tricks You Need to Beat the Lines in Rome

Part of responsible tourism in Rome is planning your visit to famous monuments during off-peak hours to avoid crowding.

Rome is one of the most-visited cities in the world. 4.2 million people come every year—4 million of them just to the Colosseum! During the summer, the wait to get inside the most popular sites can last hours. Oh, and don’t forget—there’s no shade. But don’t stress. We’ve got this. Follow our advice with these […]

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