Category: Rome – Italy

June 2, 2009

Festa della Repubblica | Rome travel

Filed under: Rome - Italy - 02 Jun 2009

June 2nd is Festa della Repubblica, when Italians the world over commemorate the 1946 proclamation of the Italian Republic. It’s a national holiday in Italy and we wish all our Italians friends a happy holiday.

If you’re lucky enough …

June 15, 2008

Designer Outlet Shopping – Castel Romano, Rome

Filed under: Italy,Rome - Italy,Shopping in Rome - 15 Jun 2008

Like a viral epidemic, the much anticipated SATC inflicted excitement on women around the world last week, many of whom clamoured to be at the first night’s viewing. The receptionist at our gym hurried …

June 10, 2008

Designer Fashion Shopping – Rome, Italy

Filed under: Rome - Italy,Shopping in Rome,Travel Tips - 10 Jun 2008

We’re on the train from Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci Airport, or Fiumicino as it used to be called, to Roma

April 20, 2008

Italian Cheese – Mozzarella di bufala

Filed under: Italy,Rome - Italy - 20 Apr 2008

As I’m presently on a cheese obsession, my attention was drawn to the current scandal about the potential contamination of mozzarella cheese with cancer-causing dioxin.  Italian authorities have recalled mozzarella sales from 25 producers in the Campania region near …

April 13, 2008

Porcini and Truffles – Italian Delicacies

Filed under: Italy,Rome - Italy - 13 Apr 2008

We enjoyed a very nice penne arrabiata and pizza pescatore at our local trattoria last night.  Towards the end of the evening, Franco, one of the owners came over, his face glowing from spending a night in front …

March 12, 2008

A Significant Archaeological find in the Eternal City – Rome, Italy

Filed under: Rome - Italy - 12 Mar 2008

Archaeologists, probing the depths of the Eternal City, have made a very significant discovery. A sixth-century copper factory, medieval kitchens stocked with pots and pans and remains of Renaissance palaces are among the finds at Piazza Venezia and …