Postcard from Rome, Italy

Updated: Aug 12, 2021

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In this episode of ExtraVirgin Postcards, we visit The Eternal City - Rome.


Our guide is Erica Firpo, an Italo-American travel and lifestyle journalist and editor, who lives in Rome and shares with us some of her tips about the city, including her favourite places to eat and drink.

Erica is a podcaster at 'Ciao Bella,' and editor of content of ISSIMO, an Italy-focused lifestyle platform. She's also contributing editor to Fathom and a regular contributor to the Washington Post, Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, BBC Travel, The Guardian, and more, covering travel, art, design, culture, hotels, food and wine. As author, she has penned over a dozen travel books for Fodor’s, Insight Guides and Lonely Planet.


She has called Rome, "home" for the past 18 years and shows us around 'her' Rome, pointing out its ancient architecture, history and cultural delights and epicurean riches.



She reveals some of the surprises of Rome, like its futuristic architecture, its large green spaces and famous artworks found in unlikely places.



Erica tells us the best places to eat specialities such like carbonara or suppli, and how to best experience "la dolce vita."

Here are some of her tips:


Some of Erica's tips include:



Where to eat in Rome


Carbonara - Luciano Monosilio and restaurant Luciano Cucina

Pizza piccante- Suppli al Telefono

Antica Caciara Trasteverina

Testaccio Market - Casa Manco

Trapizzino

Mordi e Vai


What to see:

Colosseo

Piazza di Pietra

La Galleria Nazionale

San Nicola in Carcere

Museo delle Mura

Galleria Borghese

Galleria Barberini

Villa Farnesina

Domus Aurea



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