Now that Italy is starting to loosen restrictions, it is a perfect time to highlight the sense of freedom that riding a Vespa provides, a freedom that has become indelibly associated with the Eternal City.
The pontiff’s message was intended for believers and otherwise. Coronavirus knows no religion. “We find ourselves afraid,” the pope added. “And lost.”
After having dinner at EMME Restaurant two weeks ago, I can’t stop thinking about the food.
At the store in the 16th-century Palazzo Antonelli Capponi on Via di Monserrato—one of Rome’s chicest shopping addresses—they sell an eclectic mix of curated items they collect on their travels, original products, and collaborations with other brands.
Twinkling lights are draped across the city’s streets, fashion boutiques mount elaborate window displays, Christmas trees stand proudly in the main squares, and five-star hotels deck the halls quite literally. If you’re planning a trip to Rome for the holidays, these are the best things to do.
Though the city is at its most glorious under the warm Mediterranean sun, there are plenty of indoor activities to keep you occupied should you find yourself in Rome on a rainy day.
The first time I met De Bonis, he was leading a tour of Rome’s hidden secrets that didn’t include a single museum.
Opened in May, the Hotel de la Ville occupies a prestigious address on Via Sistina at the top of the Spanish Steps, a historic part of town.
Helmed by Matteo “Zed” Zamberlan—a self-declared “amaro obsessive” who spent almost five years behind the stick at some of New York’s best cocktail bars—the Court is the hottest new bar in Rome.