Italy: Giolitti, Rome

I had a lot of espresso in Italy, each one seemingly better than the last. The atmosphere varies widely from cafe to cafe, each with their own eccentricities and vibes. Of all of the ones I visited, Giolitti was probably my favourite. Giolitti is somewhat of an establishment in Rome. Just a stone’s throw from the parliament, it’s somewhere you’ll often see…
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Italy: Villa Borghese Gardens, Rome

Near the end of my stay . Our adventure started at Piazza del Popolo, where we took a rather steep and winding staircase for what seemed like forever. Don’t give up too soon though! Once you get to the top, you’ll be rewarded with one of the most beautiful views of your life. Even with grey skies, the Roman skyline…
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Italy: Emma Pizzeria, Rome

I love pizza. Not the gross, Dominos impersonation that you get delivered to the library at ten at night because you can’t be bothered going home to cook. I’m talking about the real deal. That’s why I was super excited to hear about Emma Pizzaria. They only opened about two and a half years ago, but have already secured their spot…
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Italy: Ciao Checca, Rome

Sometimes it feels like fast food has taken over. I was shocked to see signs next to the Trevi Fountain pointing me to the nearest McDonalds. And back home in Detroit, the queues for the drive through Starbucks are twice as long as the ones inside. The Slow Food Movement was born in resistance to that, but often times I…
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Italy: Antico Caffe Greco, Rome

Yesterday I told you that my favourite neighbourhood in Rome was Tridente, and I’m about to tell you one of the biggest reasons why. Tucked in between the stores selling tailored suits and designer handbags on Via Condotti is a little place called Antico Caffe Greco that I was dying to go to. It’s unassuming from the outside, and you’d walk…
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