Food For Thought

L'Orto Di Maramao, a "rural" oasis in central Rome During the Middle Ages, Campo de’ Fiori (“Field of Flowers”), today Rome’s oldest open-air fruit-and-vegetable market, was the commercial and touristic center of the city as well as the site of public executions. The most notorious was that of the Dominican poet, philosopher, mathematician and [...]

Giancarlo Cardinal Ravasi

Pope Francis and Cardinal Ravasi meet participants in the Children's Train, an initiative promoted by the Pontifical Council for Culture President of the Pontifical Council for Culture Since this interview concerns your book The Spiritual Significance of Eating, to be published on June 1 in English by Crossroad Publishing, what are your first memories [...]

Food For Thought

Salmon Roll At the time of this writing, a month after its opening, “Me Geisha,” founded by Italian-American businessman Giuseppe Tuosto two years after his successful restaurant with the same name at Via Roma 59 in Salerno, is probably still Rome’s newest restaurant. Just off Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, next door to the Chiesa [...]

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Roman to the core, Aldo Fabrizi (1905-1990) was an Italian actor, director, screenwriter, and comedian, best known for his role as the heroic priest in Roberto Rossellini’s Rome, Open City and as a partner of the Neapolitan actor Totò in a number of successful comedies. Aldo’s exuberant younger sister, Elena, known as “Lella,” also had a [...]

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Claudio Di Bartolomeo and his tall son, Leonardo. Opened in 1919, less than a year after the World War I armistice with Italy on the winning side, La Vittoria (“The Victory”) at Via delle Fornaci 15, is the oldest restaurant on the Trastevere/Janiculum side of Vatican City (to the left as one looks toward [...]

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 [...]