Friar Tuck

Prayerful reflections by our own Friar Tuck.

A Restaurant from the Middle Ages and a Lodging in the Center

From the train station at the Pyramid we passed the Pope’s granary and then the fire station, finally arriving in the vibrant Testaccio area of Rome whereupon we came to La Fraschetta di Mastro Giorgio, a type of restaurant modeled on the old fraschette, which started out in the Middle Ages, named after the peasant dwellings in [...]

A Tyrolean Restaurant and an Accommodation with a Heart

Way back in April 1995 we reviewed the Cantina Tirolese. Only about five minutes away from the obelisk in St. Peter’s Square, it is a cute restaurant run by the Macher family, in the form of a refined beer-cellar of the type usually seen in Germany and Austria. At the Cantina Tirolese, which has been around [...]

Hospitality and a Family-run Restaurant not Far from St. Peter’s

The Oblate Sisters of the Most Holy Redeemer were founded in Ciempozuelos, Madrid, Spain, on June 1, 1864, by Bishop Jose Maria Benito Serra, OSB, and Antonia de Oviedo Schonthal, OSR, for the evangelization and integral healing of exploited women. These sisters also have a guest house in Rome, Villa Fatima, and provide friendly service and [...]

Staying and Eating near the Most Famous Basilica in the World

In the heart of Rome, right next to St. Peter’s and the Vatican Museums, you will find a small and exclusive hotel, the Relais Vatican View, which offers modern accommodations, yet is almost cradled in the niche of the ancient Vatican walls and the Passetto. It is literally a stone’s throw from the Vatican, and is [...]

A Bed and Breakfast and a Restaurant in Ladispoli, near Rome

Essential information: Bed & Breakfast La Stazione Via dei Campi Fioriti 30 00055 Ladispoli Rome Cell phone numbers: +39 392 1082601 +39 392 1838348 Fax +39 06 23 31 63 92 Website: Approximate prices per night for room and breakfast. For further information, contact the Bed & Breakfast. Single: 40 Euro ($50) Double: 55 Euro [...]

Staying and Eating in Trastevere

Tamara Suites is a bed and breakfast situated in the heart of Trastevere, a few steps from Santa Maria in Trastevere, not far from Piazza Navona and near the Janiculum, which is one of seven hills of Rome where midday is marked by firing a cannon. Trastevere is one of the 22 districts (or rioni) of [...]