Roman food is a hearty, rustic affair with bold flavors and inexpensive ingredients that have their history in a less prosperous time. Despite its meager roots, signature Roman cuisine is renowned the world over for its great taste, filling nature and classy aroma. These are our picks for the seven dishes you have to taste in Rome. Pasta is Italy’s staple food. Estimates are that the average Italian eats roughly 60 pounds of pasta per year. Each region has its own typical shapes and sauces. Pasta in Italy is cooked al dente, which is slightly firmer than you might be used to. 1. Buccatini Amatriciana. Buccatini is a long, hollow spaghetti-like noodle and is usually served with an Amatriciana sauce. This classic Roman pasta sauce is made with tomatoes, onions, pecorino cheese and crispy guanciale, which is similar to bacon. 2. Cacio e Pepe. Cacio e pepe means cheese and […]
"The hotel was perfect - gorgeous, serene and quiet, located beautifully."
Everything you arranged for our trip went off perfectly! I and all the others thank you so much. We had a lovely time - ate far too much, and had some crazy experiences, all in all it was excellent. The hotel was perfect - gorgeous, serene and quiet, located beautifully....
Carole Woundenberg (Mahwah NJ)
Customized Italy Vacation, September 2011