When Emotions Unfold on the Table at Metamorfosi Ristorante in Rome, Italy

Rarely do emotions take over you when you eat in a restaurant. A delicious dish is a great treat but something that can stir up sentiments that the chef wants to convey in his dishes is profoundly impressive. When Roy Salomon Caceres is in the kitchen, his dishes unravel the unverbalized stories that he wants…

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Cannubi, A “Grand Cru” of Barolo: Damilano Winery in Piedmont, Italy

History, heritage and tradition are three factors that complete the excellence of Damilano wines. Founded in 1890 by Giuseppe Borgogno, Damilano is one of the oldest wineries in Barolo where the king of wines has been in production for centuries. But it wasn’t until the following generation, through the hands of Giacomo Damilano, his son-in-law,…

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The Traditional Maritozzo Turns Gourmet at Il Maritozzo Rosso in Rome, Italy

Maritozzo is a cream-filled sweet bread bun that’s typical in Rome and as any Roman would say, you can’t possibly not love it! It’s an icon of the capital’ gastronomy and if it has been around for centuries, then it will remain in the city for centuries and centuries more. But Edoardo Fraioli has other…

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We Say Oishii at Doku Japanese Bar in Rome, Italy

Oishii means delicious in Japanese. Three hours after an extraordinary dinner at Doku, the first thing that you can only utter is Oishii. Simone Puteo, a young Italian chef who’s an ardent lover of the Japanese gastronomy, grew up knowing the cuisine by heart. And this love led him to the four corners of Doku…

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Mixology and Verve at Metropolita Cocktail Bar in Rome, Italy

Mixology, music and contemporary design on a two-storey structure that you can’t miss as you drive along the Tiber River at the height of Lungotevere Flaminio, between Ponte della Musica and MAXXI National Museum of Contemporary Art. Metropolita has been attracting attention with its vibrant crowd spilling out of the front door. On regular warm…

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La Riserva di Martignanello: The Best Roman Lake View Lunch

Rome is not just about historical monuments from the ancient Roman times. It is also a great place to see hidden natural gems, if you know which direction to look and which road to traverse. Just about 25 kilometers from the northern part of Rome, one of Rome’s secret places is La Riserva di Martignanello,…

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A Bar, A Lounge & A Terrace: Achilli al D.O.M. Restaurant in Rome, Italy

A bar, a lounge and a terrace. In 2017, Achilli al D.O.M. took over the kitchens of D.O.M. Hotel, a luxury boutique hotel along the historical center of Rome in Via Giulia. Achilli al D.O.M. is affiliated with the historical and Michelin starred Enoteca Achilli al Parlamento of the Achilli family at Via dei Prefetti…

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Fiumicino (Rome), Italy: 13 Gastronomic Addresses To Go To

Arriving and leaving Rome by plane, you pass through the town of Fiumicino where Leonardo da Vinci International Airport is located. Just a few kilometers from the main flying hub is the town proper where the principal road sits right next to the canal that comes from the Tiber River then leads to the Tyrrhenian…

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Officina del Mare Ristorante in Fiumicino (Rome), Italy

With just about 30 kilometers of distance from the capital, everyone heads to Fiumicino when seafood cravings arrive. It’s the nearest coastal town along the Tyrrhenian Sea and it has hundreds of seafood restaurants to choose from. At the town’s long road along the beach, Lungomare della Salute, a dense row of restaurants open their…

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