Triumphs and Laments

  Anita Ekberg stands 10 meters tall along the banks of the river Tiber. In this interpretation of the iconic scene from La Dolce Vita, she isn’t cavorting in the Trevi Fountain but standing in a bathtub. Further down the river, Daphne spurns the advances of Apollo, metamorphosing into a laurel tree as her only […]

Obicà and Campo dei Fiori

  Campo dei Fiori, the small square located near Piazza Navona, has gone through more than a few transformations. The name, which literally translates as “field of flowers”, was given to the area in the Middle Ages because it was just that: a field which lay undeveloped until the 15th century, possibly because of its […]

Damiano Michieletto’s

  It’s been a big year for Venetian opera director, Damiano Michieletto. His London-based production of Cavalleria Rustica/Pagliacci won a Laurence Olivier Award, and was named Best New Opera Production in the process. He directed The Barber of Seville at Opéra National de Paris, Madama Butterfly at Bergen National Opera House in Norway and Othello […]

Ginger Bistro

Ginger Bistro opened in 2012 with the idea of combining gusto with healthy, organic, vegan, and vegetarian products. Near Piazza di Spagna, Via Condotti, and of course Via Del Corso, Ginger has maintained the highest standards that Roma’s centre has been keeping for the past years. The restaurant is both as fashionable as it sounds […]

Red Valentino and Marie Antoinette

  Every season is an opportunity for the creative directors of Red Valentino to seek out new inspiration, and they always seem to do it in the most interesting of ways. Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli seem to enjoy selecting obscure cultural references, often synthesizing highly diverse elements into a keystone from which they […]

TED Lobster and Burger

During one of our recent warm, and sunny days. I decided to visit TED, Lobster and Burger restaurant in the elegant, and sophisticated neighbourhood of Prati. After walking through the various green neighborhood streets I finally stepped into this innovative location. TED has now been open for the past six months, and since then  it […]

Escosazio

  Back on a semi-cold day in autumn; when summer was not really gone yet; a small, cozy place was opening its eyes for the first time: Escosazio Juice & Organic Food. It was October, 2015. The creators; Gianluca Di Paolantonio, Luca Guerrieri, Enrico and Valeriano Cristini; after travelling to the most tropical places in […]

Antico Caffe Greco

  Humans like consistency. It can instill respect, a sense of safety and security, or, in the case of my early morning walk to the ancient Roman wall near my apartment in San Giovanni, even awe. It always blows my mind to think that my eyes are scanning across the same exact stones and bricks […]

Rovescio Street Art Tours

It’s a bright, blue-sky day and I’m standing outside the old Testaccio slaughterhouse. Built in the late 19th century, it was a busy, industrial part of town, home to the hard-working people of Rome. In use for almost 100 years, it closed in 1975 and was then left abandoned. As weeds and ruin crept in, […]

Project Rome

  “There’s a line in society. If you go below that line, you become invisible. It’s a lot easier to fall below the line than it is to get back up over it”. – Mary Stuart-Miller   Mary Stuart-Miller is a passionate woman, and Project Rome deals with the serious issue of homelessness, but it […]