Wander the narrow backstreets of Rome’s Monti district and discover a new breed of talented, female artisans, creating innovative, contemporary designs from ancient, artisanal techniques. Botteghe or workshops with mosaics, candles, wrought iron, glass and jewellery designs, textiles and clothing, line the alleyways and piazzas of this hip quarter, a few minutes stroll from the Colosseum. Here are a few photos… Continue reading.
One of the trendiest hotels in Rome has opened a gourmet rarity – an Italian restaurant that doesn’t serve pasta. 0-300° Cold and Grill will be gracing the rooftops of The First Luxury Art Hotel Roma near Piazza del Popolo, which boasts one of the most panoramic terraces in the whole city, taking in the dome of St. Peter’s on… Continue reading.
An awful lot of saints are celebrated in Italy. They have almost twice as many bank holidays as their European neighbours, despite the fact that a number of festivals have since been done away with, returning to the status of feriali (work days). San Giuseppe (St. Joseph’s Day) on March 19th, is one of those lost holy days which still… Continue reading.
Rome is famous for it’s historic markets, yet there are several organic markets (biomercarti) a little off the beaten tourist track, that offer the best produce and authentic hospitality of the local farmers and producers. ‘Altra Domenica’ is an open air market in the meatpacking district of Testaccio and is held once a month as part of the ‘Altra Economia’ CAE… Continue reading.