Rome 101

Rome. The city that ruled an empire.

A center for the Renaissance, the papacy, and the birthplace of Western civilization. A gorgeous, sprawling metropolis that will veni vidi vici your heart with its art, history, Vespas, and gelato. Crazy amounts of gelato. So bid farewell to the wine-dark sea and gather up those household gods. No need to wait for oracles—the Eternal City calls.

People come to this city for many reasons. For fresh mozzarella and tomato pizza, breathtaking views of the Sistine Chapel, the chance to romp by the Colosseum at 3am, or all of the above, all on the same day (#wheninrome). It’s where you can wander down streets too tiny to be mapped, eat more pasta than you’ll ever admit, admire the art of Bernini by day and the art of twerkology by night, and dodge Vespas with two slices of pizza and a bottle of wine in hand. It’s a place that’s easy to fall in love with, although it’s not an easy city to conquer (the Carthaginians tried and failed).But fortune favors the brave, so sail up the Tiber. Let’s leave those elephants at home, semper ubi sub ubi, and fasten up those togas—let’s go to Rome.

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My Thirty Minutes as Lizzie McGuire

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Satisfying Your Sweet Tooth in Palermo

By |December 31st, 2015|0 Comments

Palermo is a pretty sweet town—if you don’t mind the fish heads on the streets by the markets and the constant grime on church facades that no Biblical flood could wash away. But walk into any bakery or pasticceria and you’ll realize just how sweet Palermo is. I dolci, or sweets, are a specialty here. So if you’re in Palermo, be sure to try these three tasty desserts. 1. Cannoli: A sweet [...]

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Pre-gaming Your Pre-game: Apertivo

By |December 7th, 2015|0 Comments

With its evening tradition of apertivo, Italy has basically found an excuse for its citizens to pregame dinner every single night. Not really, but this pre-dinner period is still a great way to get the fermented juices flowing before sitting down for a later meal (Italians normally don't eat dinner until 8:30 or 9pm, so apertivo is a good way to tide yourself over between lunch and the last meal of the [...]

Rome was last modified: October 24th, 2015 by letsgoadmin

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