This public holiday for the religious Assumption celebration and the coming weekend challenge foodies in Rome because of the many closures. For this reason we decided to focus our English blog post on these three days, while this year it is plenty of good venues that are open the other days of August! You can find all August opening days for recommended places in our guest post written for Browsing Italy and in the full list in our Italian blog.
We have been following Kathy Ayers’ blog Food Lover’s Odyssey since a long time. So, it was a pleasure and an honor for us to be asked to be interviewed in the context of her “Eating Italy” series, a set of interviews to discover food culture around Italy thanks to insights and recommendations by local foodies. “A virtual food-lover’s trip to a specific spot around the boot”.
And we talked about Rome, of course…
Thank you Kathy for this opportunity and for your very kind words!
Quality street food in Italy is becoming more and more popular in the last years.
It overflows nowadays everywhere among foodies (of course), food-bloggers and (naturally) entrepreneurs who sees huge opportunities on it.
And Rome offers some of the best options and arguably the greatest variety in the country.
Having an Aperitivo before dinner (or even lunch time) is the best way to linger on, unwind and why not to drink and nibble at some kind of yummy food. Rome definitely is plenty of spots where all this can become true.
So here is our updated list of suggested addresses. Not “touristy” destinations but places where Romans (including us!) love spending their Aperitivo time.
Groups by categories are used as in other posts we wrote about brunch and pastries. Choose yours and we really appreciate if you would like to provide us with comments in case you try them or you have additional recommendations to share.
From time to time, the only thing I really need is the silence.
Just my own peace of mind.
Escaping from the meaningless and uninteresting talk “blah, blah, blah” (“The Great Beauty”) around us.
That shapeless noise, composed by constant and indistinctive voices, which is able to go through your mind making feel you confused.
From time to time, strolling along Campo dei Fiori, I felt this violent sensation of my suffering towards the rabble which represses its beauty.
Rome is variety.
“She” is not just only one.
Rome changes her profile behind the corner.
And you with her.
Rome is curative as only the great eternal beauty is able to be.
Rome is mysterious.
Her essence’s hidden accurately among her soft folds.
Suddenly, Rome always exhibits new and original faces.
This post inaugurates a series of contents written by Antonia intervistedalmondo (“People, Mood and Life Style Around The World”) that will be published from time to time in the blog. With the aim of providing an authenthic and personal view of our city culture, as a “storyteller” would do wandering streets, spots, attractions, meeting people…and of course tasting amazing food! #mammaroma the name we have chosen.
Why this collaboration with intervistedalmondo? Because Antonia’s “pen” is intense, as intense is the passion she has for Rome (and its culinary tradition among other things). Just back in the city after a gap year in Australia and traveling in many other countries around the word, Antonia is tasting even more than before Rome flavors and mood.
Welcome Antonia and thank you for sharing your insights with us!
Christmas Season is coming and we can’t miss to post our traditional dining recommendations for the public holidays, when it is more difficult to find options for a good meal both for visitors and residents.
Rome has experienced a vibrant 2013 from a culinary point of view and this end of the year looks promising too. Therefore it was not easy to complete our selection! We have included some recent openings too, in addition to updating and enriching last year’s list.
We have just updated our list of food venues in Rome which we enjoy visiting time and again. According to us these places are to be regarded as “must-visit” because of their constant quality over time in terms of hospitality and offering, to the point that we like to refer to them as “The Untouchables”. Gastronomy of course is not static and we usually update the list at least once a year.
99 addresses in total split in 28 categories.
Despite common thoughts Rome during August is not a ghost city. Also because of the financial crisis most Romans currently prefer to have short holiday breaks avoiding a whole month out of the city.
However many places will be closed in August and looking for where to eat may be discouraging.
For visitors coming in Rome it may be helpful recommendations in particular for the 15th of August, Ferragosto public holiday for the religious Assumption celebration. It is the hardest day to find something open in Rome!