Osteria di Birra del Borgo on the Beach at La Scialuppa da Salvatore in Fregene

June 21st marked the first of a series of summer nights of Osteria di Birra del Borgo on the Beach at La Scialuppa da Salvatore Restaurant in Fregene. Starting at 18:30, aperitif is served at the kiosk fronting the water where blankets are spread out on the sand for a laid-back cocktail experience as the…

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Torres Viña Esmeralda Summer Party at Madeiterraneo in Rome, Italy

24 June 2019, while the sun bathed the Roman sky with beautiful hues of orange, the Rooftop Terrace of Madeiterraneo Restaurant on the 7th floor of La Rinascente hosted a party tinged with green. Viña Esmeralda Summer Party, organized by Boldrini Import Export and Familia Torres presented Torres Viña Esmeralda Summer Edition 2014, an aromatic…

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Aqualunae Bistrot: It All Started With the Fountain of Caryatids in Rome

Everything revolves around a fountain in Rome for Emanuele Paoloni, a young chef who lives in the capital’s Prati district. The Fountain of Caryatids, built in 1928 by Attilo Serva, stands in the middle of Piazza dei Quiriti. It is here where Emanuele grew up as a boy, and met his wife Alessandra with the…

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Il Podere di Marfisa of Tuscia in 3 Angles: Wellness Hotel, Restaurant and Wine

You tend not to count the minutes when you travel in the countryside between Rome and Viterbo for two hours. Like in all parts of Italy, the panorama is pulchritudinous, especially when you pass by Lake Bolsena. Olive orchards, vineyards and in summer, fields of colorful wildflowers.It’s an enthralling view that reaches its finest when…

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Rediscovering Authentic Roman Cuisine at Trattoria Verbano in Rome, Italy

Trattoria Verbano welcomes its patrons in the residential Trieste neighborhood in Rome with its convivial atmosphere reminiscent of old trattorias wedged into the modern bistrot style. The restaurant’s layout is spread out on two small levels at the corner of Piazza Verbano and Via Topino with a kitchen visible to the diners on the ground…

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Dimora Ulmo Ristorante in Matera: Cuisine and Art in a Paleolithic Setting

In the labyrinth of alleys that lead to unexpected turns amidst ancient stone houses and cave dwellings dating back from the Paleolithic or better known as Old Stone Age, you arrive to the 18th-century Palazzo Torraca (Torraca Palace) where Dimora Ulmo Ristorante is settled in. It is an elegant building previously owned by the Ulmo…

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Le Méridien Visconti Hotel of Rome Opens For Summer Dining

Rome is finally in full splendor with the Mediterranean summer days ahead. The month of May may have been atypically cold, wet and gray but as the first of June stepped in, the sun finally came out with the blue skies and warm temperature. Le Méridien Visconti Hotel proposes summer dining on its ground floor…

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Celebrating 500 Years of Leonardo da Vinci with Fiumicino’s Best Chefs

Leonardo da Vinci, one of Italy’s most celebrated polymath in the Renaissance period,  was commemorated with celebrations on his 500th anniversary. Following the exhibition of some of his flight machines that were replicated in their natural size and a multimedia area with his drawings on the Code on the Flight of Birds at Italy’s main…

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Good Health and Wellbeing Counts at YogAyur Bistrot in Rome

YogAyur, a yoga center founded by yoga and meditation instructor Federico Insabato has enlarged its scope by offering a kitchen that fully completes its philosophy of harmonizing the body, mind and heart under one roof. The newly-opened YogAyur Bistrot proffers a distinctly healthy side of gastronomy offering a cuisine that specializes in vegetarian and variants…

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The Genuine Nipponic Cuisine of Shiroya Restaurant in Rome, Italy

Something was clear in the mind of young entrepreneur Sabrina Bai when she opened Shiroya Restaurant. After extensive travels and work in Japan, she wanted to share her passion and lead the Romans to a gastronomic voyage through the Land of the Rising Sun, taking as much authenticity as she can. The soul of a…

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Il Capriccio di Carla Gelateria in Rome Turns 10 Years Old!

It was on the 9th of May in the year 2009 when Carla D’Ambrosio opened her artisan gelateria in the zone of Pigneto in Rome. From being an employee at the postal office, she left her work as she chose to follow her lifetime passion of making gelato. It was decided on a whim, perhaps…

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Magazzino Scipioni: A Tasting Journey of Fine Synergy of Wine and Kitchen

There are a number of good reasons why Magazzino Scipioni is the right place for a gustatory quest in Rome. The location is just a stone’s throw away from the Vatican Museum, wine racks are filled with more than a hundred interesting  labels from France and Italy (and perhaps a few from other wine producing…

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Trippa Osteria: A Roman Restaurant That Specializes in Tripe

Throughout my childhood I didn’t eat tripe. That’s something that you wouldn’t expect to hear from the owner of a restaurant that specializes in tripe. It’s an antithetical stance considering that Alessandra Ruggeri has chosen this iconic ingredient as a base for the traditional dishes at her restaurant Trippa Osteria. But things make sudden reversals…

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Eating Without Sin at Gola Restaurant in Rome, Italy

At Gola, eating is not just for nurturing your hunger, it also connotes eating to enjoy it without sin. Born from the idea of 28-year old restaurateur Simone Segneri, who comes from a family involved in the food sector, Gola Restaurant has recently reformatted its appearance, philosophy and menu. The scheme of restyling starts with…

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Four Hands Dinner with Host Restaurant and Cannolicchio Osteria di Mare

In celebration of the arrival of spring, Chef Alessandro Capponi of Host Restaurant in Fiumicino and Chef Luca Baldacci of Cannolicchio Osteria di Mare in Rome prepared a full four hands seafood dinner accompanied with the wines of Omina Romana at Host Restaurant on 30 April 2019. Both chefs with their own kitchen brigades filled…

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