Category Archives: Rome seasons

Christmas Eve 2013: A Feast at La Pergola

Italians eat fish on Christmas Eve and meat on Christmas day, so we decided to celebrate one of these traditions by eating at Rome’s only three-Michelin-star restaurant, La Pergola, on Christmas Eve. The restaurant sits atop the Rome Cavalieri Hotel, … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays 2013

In almost every Italian home at Christmas you will find a presepio—a Nativity scene or a Christmas crib. Some presepi are enormous with life-size figures; some are so tiny that they fit into an egg shell. Some are elaborate with … Continue reading

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Christmas Lights on Via del Corso Celebrate Gays, Then Mandela

During the holiday season, streets in Italian villages and cities sport Christmas lights, a different color and style for each street. Via del Corso, a main street in the downtown shopping area in Rome, has strings of lights that run … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving in Rome 2013

We celebrated Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday, yesterday (Saturday), and, as always, we had a wonderful time and ate wonderful food. This Thanksgiving dinner was much easier to prepare than was our Thanksgiving in 2012, probably because we know our way around Rome … Continue reading

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’Tis the Season for White Truffles

Although we will be living in Rome for two more years, we are already sad about leaving Italy’s amazing fresh food, from artichokes to zucchini. Fabulous fresh vegetables of so many kinds; delicious fresh fruits; scrumptious fresh meat, chicken, and fish; buffala … Continue reading

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Rome in Spring 2013: Don’t Breathe the Air

Rome has been extra noisy the past few weeks with people coughing, sneezing, and blowing their noses. Tissues and handkerchiefs flap in the breeze, and people shake their heads and mutter, “I polline!” I guess with all that rain last winter, … Continue reading

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Spring in Rome: Fava Beans

On our way south to Anzio last Saturday we saw farmers selling fava beans. We didn’t buy any because we didn’t want them to spoil in the car. We saw a huge basket of them in the restaurant in which … Continue reading

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