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

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

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

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

Donna E of Elizabeth Unique Hotel in Rome: A Chef’s Tribute to Lucanian Cuisine

A refined hideaway tucked in a quiet corner of the capital, where shiny marble stairs and carpeted hallways laden with artworks lead to an exquisite restaurant of exemplary gastronomic experience. Donna E is a fine dining restaurant with an approachable cuisine located inside Elizabeth Unique Hotel, a five-star boutique hotel in the heart of Rome in via delle Colonnette, 35. Its location may be at … Continue reading Donna E of Elizabeth Unique Hotel in Rome: A Chef’s Tribute to Lucanian Cuisine

Tenuta Monteti: Showing the Excellence of Tuscan Coastal Wines

Fifteen kilometers from the Tyrrhenian Sea on the coast of Capalbio at an elevation of 145 meters asl, spouses Gemma Bracco and Paolo Baratta have found the perfect home in Maremma to cultivate vines and vinify them. It was in a valley protected by the Monteti hills. Maremma is a wild land with unspoiled nature stretching from the sea to the hills, permeating the air … Continue reading Tenuta Monteti: Showing the Excellence of Tuscan Coastal Wines

Salt, Peat and Fire: Laphroaig Whisky Meets the Cuisine of Ciccio Sultano at Rome’s W Rome

With the principal components of salt, peat and fire, Ciccio Sultano, a two Michelin-starred Sicilian chef who is the Partner Chef of W Rome, and Nicola Zamperetti, Executive Chef, created a menu of finger food and tasting dishes paired with cocktails made with Laphroaig Whisky by Emanuele Broccatelli, W Rome’s Bar Manager. Laphroaig, known as the most richly-flavored of all Scotch whiskies, has single malts … Continue reading Salt, Peat and Fire: Laphroaig Whisky Meets the Cuisine of Ciccio Sultano at Rome’s W Rome

Chef Fabio Pecelli Leads Oliva Ristorante of Rome’s First Musica Boutique Hotel

After The First Arte and The First Dolce, The Pavillions Hotels and Resorts group opens its third 5-star boutique hotel in Rome. The newly-opened First Musica is another beautiful addition to the group’s hospitality luxury situated at Lungotevere dei Mellini where the steeples and domes of the capital blend with the view of the Tiber River. The position gives you enough distance from the busy … Continue reading Chef Fabio Pecelli Leads Oliva Ristorante of Rome’s First Musica Boutique Hotel

Fiumicino’s Periferia Iodata Chefs Cook on the Beach For Their First Summer Party

An attendance of more than six hundred people marked a great success for the first party ever organized by the chefs of Periferia Iodata on the first day of August 2022. Among them were also Mayor Esterino Montino of Fiumicino, Vice Mayor Ezio Di Genesio Pagliuca, and President of the Productive Activities Commission Fabio Zorzi, who lauded the significant initiative of the chefs. The setting … Continue reading Fiumicino’s Periferia Iodata Chefs Cook on the Beach For Their First Summer Party