The Sacred and Profane

A Restaurant in the Heart of Rome and a Guest House in a Monastery

Having been given a Smartbox (www.smartbox.com) gift card with a fast-expiring time limit, I decided to dine at one of the restaurants valid for use of this voucher. I hit upon DivinPeccato (“divine sin”), a rather inappropriate play on words. The restaurant is located near Trastevere, in Piazza della Rovere, a few steps from St. Peter’s [...]

Welcoming Accommodations Run by Religious Orders

Many of our readers regularly ask for a list of reasonably inexpensive and convenient places to stay in the Eternal City. We offer this updated list every two years or so for our readers. The list is not exhaustive. It includes some of the hotels and pensions already reviewed in these columns, and some which we [...]