Are you a teetotaller?

WineAs an Italian I do enjoy drinking now and then even if that does not happen daily.

In our culture drinking is a social habit for mostly everyone. It is a lot about sharing a special celebration, a meal, a time with someone, a night out, a gathering with friends.

In other words, drinking is an action we do to be part of a moment. Surely, eventually you may get tipsy or even merry and that is perfectly allowed.
That does not have to be associated with passing the limit. Read More …

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Bialetti Moka Pot

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Check how the espresso is prepared!

Not everybody likes to drink coffee and not all coffees are the same. But if you appreciate a good coffee, when you come to Rome, you will learn how coffee is part of the Italian culture. In Italy, we drink our coffee in Cafe’s and Bars, and every few meters you will find a place that sells coffee. Here in Rome, Starbucks and Costa have not taken over yet, because in our Cafe’s and Bars, you can find a better coffee which is also a better value for money. When you are out and about, sightseeing and exploring Rome, getting a coffee is easy, but what if you want to have the same coffee at home?

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Martignano lake – A spot deep in the green

Martignano lake

Here’s the place where I come during the hot days of spring and summer. Away from the crowded beach and traffic.
This is the most relaxing place to chill out. Martignano’s lake
Martignano lake is probably the less known in the region of Lazio. Just beside the much bigger Bracciano one, this little basin preserves all its ecological site. It’s a green pearl just outside Rome. It was one of the last inland sea of hot water to cool down after the volcanic era. And for that there’s a mythological saying that its water is the warmest. Read More …

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The Bridges in Rome

Ponte Rotto "Broken Bridge"

Rome has many bridges crossing the only river that runs through the middle of the old city, and they have a long and complex history.
Like many other ancient civilisations did, the ancient city of Rome was founded by a river, the Tiber. Setting the city next to a river, not only provided the Romans with a food supply through fishing, but also drinking water for the people. The river Tiber was also very important to Roman trade and commerce through to the Mediterranean sea, providing access to northern Europe, North Africa, Asia and the populations which faced the Mediterranean sea. Read More …

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