Ristorante Bar del Fico in Piazza Navona: A Winter Courtyard in the Heart of Rome

It’s winter and it’s time to hide those outdoor tables again and dine in the warmth of the four walls of the restaurants. But in some cases, there is a way to look up and see the blue sky with the tiled roofs and windows of Rome winking back at you without suffering from the lower temperatures outside. Just a stone’s throw away from Piazza … Continue reading Ristorante Bar del Fico in Piazza Navona: A Winter Courtyard in the Heart of Rome

The Gourmet Pizza of Amalia Costantini at Mater is Worth the Extra Kilometer From Rome

Amalia Costantini is a pizza chef who has opened a pizzeria in 2015 called Mater, together with her husband Fabio, in the town of Fiano Romano, about 30 kilometers from the northernmost part of Rome. Opening a place in the lesser known town instead of the capital had been a gamble but her faith in Fiano Romano is strong because she grew up in that … Continue reading The Gourmet Pizza of Amalia Costantini at Mater is Worth the Extra Kilometer From Rome

Taste the Art, the Project of Ippolito 1845 Winery Funding Historical Restorations in Calabria

Ippolito 1845 presents “Taste the Art”, the new corporate social responsibility project that puts together wine, art and territory. “A project that we care about a lot, born during the pandemic, when faced with the difficulties of the period we wanted to respond with a positive and energetic vision, through a desire for carefreeness that has materialized in a line of six limited edition wines, … Continue reading Taste the Art, the Project of Ippolito 1845 Winery Funding Historical Restorations in Calabria

Domenico Marotta and His Impeccable Signature Cuisine at Marotta Ristorante in Squille, Campania

Villa La Collinetta is a beautiful villa in the town of Squille (Alto Caserta) in the Campania region. From the eighties, it has hosted unforgettable events of special milestones of its clients. Indoors, there’s a large restaurant that serves traditional food while outdoors, there’s a green park accessed by foot paths, tall trees of birch, oak and palm grace the edges, a manicured lawn, a … Continue reading Domenico Marotta and His Impeccable Signature Cuisine at Marotta Ristorante in Squille, Campania

The Young Famsquad Behind Roots Restaurant in Rome Has a Natural and Creative Approach

The Gentile siblings Giulia, Cecilia and Alessandro, and Alessandro’s life partner Martina Eiko bring together the vibrant and warm ambience behind Roots, a signature restaurant that these four talented young people have created in 2019 in Rome. Alessandro, the chef, was born in 1993 and had professional courses that brought a strong foundation to his career. He then amplified his culinary formation by working in … Continue reading The Young Famsquad Behind Roots Restaurant in Rome Has a Natural and Creative Approach

A Tasting of the Delicious Indigenous Whites of Fonzone Winery in Irpinia

Some people can reroute their lives to what their hearts dictate later in life like in the case of Lorenzo Fonzone Caccese, a surgeon who founded Fonzone Winery in 2005. In the core of Irpinia, he found a piece of land that spans thirty hectares on a hill in the countryside of Paternopoli that stands in the province of Avellino, in the southern Italian region … Continue reading A Tasting of the Delicious Indigenous Whites of Fonzone Winery in Irpinia

Casa Coppelle in Rome Redefines its Italian – French Cuisine With New Chef Gabriele Cordaro

“Before we had a shirt, now a suit,” declares Rachele Guenot, owner of Casa Coppelle, an Italian-French restaurant that opened its doors to the capital in 2009. This brand new spirit was brought about by the arrival of the new chef, Gabriele Cordaro, in the kitchen. The cuisine of Casa Coppelle is primarily Italian with French influence as pointed out by Guenot, a French woman … Continue reading Casa Coppelle in Rome Redefines its Italian – French Cuisine With New Chef Gabriele Cordaro

Umiltà 36: The Timeless Roman Star Hotel of Shedir Collection

Just opened in July 2022, this timeless star of the Shedir Collection is already getting a lot of attention. Located in the street of the same name, the building had been home to executive offices for a long time. From Hotel Maalot, another hotel Shedir that opened in 2021, it just takes a couple of minutes and just a hop away from the Trevi Fountain. … Continue reading Umiltà 36: The Timeless Roman Star Hotel of Shedir Collection

The Luxury Stars of Shedir Collection in Rome: Hotel Vilòn, Hotel Maalot and Umiltá 36

Born from the idea of Argentinian – Italian entrepreneur Edoardo Safdie, Shedir Collection continues to illuminate the capital with its collection of refined and unique five-star hotels. Shedir Collection is a luxury hotel group in Italy specializing in management and development in the hospitality industry. The name pertains to the Hebrew translation of the Cassiopeia Constellation and it is inspired by the vision of Safdie … Continue reading The Luxury Stars of Shedir Collection in Rome: Hotel Vilòn, Hotel Maalot and Umiltá 36

Borgo La Chiaracia Resort and Spa: Umbria’s Luxurious Secret Escape

In the plateau of Alfina where the borders of Lazio and Umbria meet, on one side you can enjoy the gentle Umbrian hills with varied warm orange tones of autumn while the other side gives you a glimpse of the splendid Lake Bolsena. Entering a gated estate through a long driveway lined with secular oak trees that ends in a two-storey stone structure: the magic … Continue reading Borgo La Chiaracia Resort and Spa: Umbria’s Luxurious Secret Escape

Historical Palazzo Ripetta of Rome Reopens Underlining Luxurious Hospitality and Gastronomy

After a long period of restyling by entrepreneur Giacomo Crisci, Palazzo Ripetta opens its doors again. The magnificent palace that was built in 1672 in Rome’s historical Tridente, is just a stone’s throw away from Piazza del Popolo and the famous shopping roads of Via del Babuino and Via del Corso. Its reopening bestows a wealth of promised flavors to the curious palates of the … Continue reading Historical Palazzo Ripetta of Rome Reopens Underlining Luxurious Hospitality and Gastronomy

Chef Jordy Navarra Showcases His Philippine Roots at Manila’s Toyo Eatery

Authentically Filipino using locally sourced artisan ingredients with a great element of contemporary surprise would best depict the kitchen of Jordy Navarra at Toyo Eatery, his restaurant in Makati City, Philippines. The young Filipino chef is a passionate pathfinder of the culinary heritage of the Philippines. After working in the kitchens of three Michelin-starred The Fat Duck in the UK and two Michelin-starred Bo Innovation … Continue reading Chef Jordy Navarra Showcases His Philippine Roots at Manila’s Toyo Eatery

Mrs. Saldo’s Private Dining in Silang, Philippines: A Tasting Journey of Asia with Chef Rhea Rizzo

A good chef can take you along the phases of her culinary journey through the dishes she creates. Without emitting words, between the person behind the stove and the one behind the dining table, a conversation can roll, muted by a myriad of flavors and aromas that transcend the palate. Mrs. Saldo is not just your ordinary restaurant. It is a personal space of Chef … Continue reading Mrs. Saldo’s Private Dining in Silang, Philippines: A Tasting Journey of Asia with Chef Rhea Rizzo

Local Icelandic Cuisine at Eyri Restaurant in Hjalteyri After Whale Watching

Being Iceland’s “Capital of the North” and the second most important city, Akureyri receives a big chunk of Iceland’s visitors after its capital, Reykjavik. It’s a great base for exploring the country’s numerous natural wonders and thrilling activities like whale watching. However, little picturesque towns in the proximity offer whale watching for a much more personal experience with smaller groups. That means easier interaction with … Continue reading Local Icelandic Cuisine at Eyri Restaurant in Hjalteyri After Whale Watching

Jerry Thomas Speakeasy: The Secret Door to One of The 50 World’s Best Bars

A nondescript black door in an average Roman alley with cobblestones, a small brass plaque, a doorbell, an owl knocker and the number 30. Yes, you are at the right place. Buzz the door and say the password when it gets opened by their doorman dressed in 1920s style. Jerry Thomas Speakeasy is not your average cocktail bar that lures every customer to go in. … Continue reading Jerry Thomas Speakeasy: The Secret Door to One of The 50 World’s Best Bars