Discovering the Prati-Trionfale Neighborhood

The Prati-Trionfale neighborhood is a bustling European-feeling part of Rome. Apart from the ever-present Vatican City (technically not in Prati or even in Italy) and Castel Sant’Angelo, there is not much in the way of cultural highlights to attract people here. Instead, Prati thrives on business and daily life and this can be a welcome respite from the Stendhal syndrome which strikes the visitor exhausted from seeing a famous monument at every …

5 New Eating Options in Rome for 2017

Our team in Rome is always on the lookout for new places to grab a snack or enjoy a full meal (or anything in between).  Here are just a few from our recent wanderings. 1 – Take a Layover at the New Mercato Centrale This new place is right inside Termini Station, in the historic Mazzoniana wing of the station no less, around the great Cappa Mazzoniana, a kind of massive oven hood made …

Fuksas Nuvola unveiling

For years I have been following the vicissitudes of Massimiliano Fuksas’ EUR project, dubbed “the Cloud” and it has now officially been completed. Rather, it has been inaugurated, which in Italy is not always the same thing as completion. In fact, multiple inaugurations are common, getting maximum mileage out of any big project, which makes perfect sense. I saw the projected inaugurated with the groundbreaking in around 2000. I have …