Let me try to convince you to make the trip up to the Montesacro/Talenti neighborhood in the north of Rome, where the food is cheap, the tourists scarce and the true “vita romana” is in full swing.
We took advantage of our guide’s knowledge of Tuscany well and her relationships with small businesses in this region when exploring local monasteries, the monthly flower market in the center of Cortona, a fantastic lunch full of authentic Tuscan food, and a wine tasting at a family-run small vineyard.
The hype surrounding Marigold Roma has been real. Authentic, home-cooked breakfast/brunch options in Rome, a city famous for its over-priced brunch spots and stand-at-the-bar breakfasts. While there are other options for brunch and breakfast in the city, I’ve long felt the lack of a delicious and (let’s be real) aesthetically-pleasing brunch spot to hang with friends on the weekend.
I’m always surprised at how interested Italians are Thanksgiving, and how rewarding it is to celebrate this typical American holiday in Italy. Every year, I always have Italian friends asking me what my plans are for Thanksgiving and who are always willing to join in and try out the strange American dishes that both repel and fascinate them at the same time.