Terme di Cretone. An oasis of natural baths to beat the summer heat in Rome, Italy.

Terme di Cretone, an oasis of Natural Baths in Rome.

Beat the summer heat at these natural spring baths in Rome, Italy.  I have found THE thing to do to beat the incessant cloying heat of the summer in Rome. … Continue Reading →


Finger on the pulse, Testaccio

Many who live in Rome hear rumblings of this working class turned hipster zone. Testaccio has its finger on the pulse of Rome’s culinary, artistic and cultural modern delights. Search … Continue Reading →

San giovanni

Great entertainment & the Mother of all churches, San Giovanni

Discerning tourists come to leafy San Giovanni, 10 minutes walk from the Colosseum but away from the usual mayhem. It holds the oldest basilica (Archbasilica of St. John Lateran, a … Continue Reading →


Spagna, Good deals if you know where to look

I work in a romantic literature museum nestled cosily at the bottom of the Spanish Steps. It sits across the piazza from the designer clothing mecca that is the Spagna … Continue Reading →


San Lorenzo, the word of mouth district

San Lorenzo will give you the feeling of secret Rome before you’ve entered the first poster clad funky bar. The area is hidden behind the ancient wall on termini’s east … Continue Reading →


Garbatella, local foody heaven in forgotten splendor

Garbatella looks too good to be just a quiet leafy neighborhood. The curved rococo or baroque like palazzi (buildings) with perfect rust of orange and terracotta cascading down the facade … Continue Reading →


Monti, Trastevere’s cooler brother

You still get the draped ivy, quaint 15th century apartments with shuttered lids and cobbled streets of Trastevere. But here, you also get a bespoke cultural hub of music, vintage … Continue Reading →


San Paolo – The area to watch

Want something unusual to do for a day? Try San Paolo, the suburban overspill of a crowded city. It has vintage shopping, surprising historical giants, and the coolest new bars … Continue Reading →