Paolo is the manager of @HotelForumRoma and he is a legend. The very definition of a class act. His dedication to customer service is unparalleled. ⠀
Next time you find yourself in Rome, THIS rooftop bar will easily be one of the top highlights of your entire trip. Don’t think twice about it! 🇮🇹 ⠀
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🚨 You’ll want to bookmark this one!
Fresh pasta cooked perfectly al dente combined with vibrant egg yolks 🍳 pecorino romano 🧀 and local guanciale 🥓 to create a holy trinity worthy of the Pope 🍝 #TravelEatRepeat
The only way to experience Rome is to live like a local. And thanks to this amazing @airbnb apartment I got to relive my college days for a week. You can’t beat staying in Trastevere, the lively medieval neighborhood just outside the city center. Apparently, this apartment was built in the 1500’s with Ionic columns dating as far back as ancient Rome🏛😯 Scroll through to see the indoor garden 🌱 A unique amenity that added that extra little bit of Italian charm.
Rome is Home 🇮🇹 Going back to where it all began. The travel bug has been with me ever since I studied abroad in Rome, Italy in 2010. Bye New York, you’re great but Rome will always feel more like home to me 👋🏼 Now for the emotional part... 💪🏼 I’ve had the great fortune to visit Rome on a few occasions since my studies. But for all the fortunes of life there are misfortunes. The past few years have been taxing both mentally and physically for me. But I’ve worked hard at it and have made enough progress that I feel I can challenge myself and feed that side that craves adventure. ✈️ This Rome trip cuts a lot deeper than in years past. Just a few short years ago I thought I’d never be able to get on a plane and fly halfway across the word to see my favorite city like I’m about to do. 🤳🏼 The travels of my early twenties was a bit superficial. I thought I’d try to be the next Bourdain. And now, I just want to travel with purpose. Savor it. Live in the moment. That means not experiencing the trip through a screen but in real life 😱 I do social media professionally for work, so I need a detox from Instagram. Don’t worry, I’ll still take lots of photos and videos but I won’t be uploading them in real time. 💛❤️ I’ve learned that I get the most joy experiencing a place through others. I used to do solo backpacking trips. This trip I’m going with my cousin who’s never been to Italy and I can’t wait to show him around. I can’t wait to see my childhood friend who now lives in Italy and has taken time off work to kick it with us. I can’t wait to see old college friends from JCU who still live in Rome. I can’t wait to see my favorite (and only) sport team @officialasroma at the Stadio Olimpico this Sunday! 🍝 And lastly, I can’t wait to see this magical city and eat all the amazing food. The Eternal City that has gripped me since 2010. Unico Grande Amore. La Grande Bellezza. A presto! 🇮🇹 #TravelEatRepeat
True to their name @mellowyellow.ny is a super chill Israeli cafe in the UES. They blend great healthy smoothies but it’s their food that is truly out of this world! I usually go with my usual which is their pita za’atar with an added egg. An eggcellent lunch equipped with a decadent side of Israeli tahini. I hadn’t tasted tahini this good in my entire life until I stumbled upon this cafe. I’m sure glad I did 🥙 🙌🏼 #TravelEatRepeat
Gaga for Gaia 😍🇮🇹 When I used to live in the LES, this hidden cafe was my go-to comfort food. This was before instagram food influencers were ever a thing and it was my best kept secret for cheap Italian home cooking. I’m happy for Gaia now that she has finally gotten proper recognition even if it’s hard to get a seat these days. Un abbraccio! @gaiaitaliancafe 🇮🇹🍝 #TravelEatRepeat
The fried chicken war between Popeyes and Chick-Fil-A may have grabbed headlines last week, but the real winner is @eat_gai 🍗 On the low, they’re serving up some of the best fried chicken. I want to bath in their thai chili sauce 🌶🛁 If you know, you know. #secretsout
Adjaruli Khachapuri is Georgian for #foodporn 🤤🇬🇪 No, not really. But it might as well be! Because a cheese boat filled with a spellbinding mix of imeruli & sulguni cheese, a poached egg, and a healthy slab of butter is most definitely my love language. And @odahousenyc makes some of the finest khachapuri this side of Eurasia. When I discovered Oda House opened a second location on the UES I was undeniably shook. Don’t think twice about it. This place is an unequivocal winner for any #cheatmeal
This might be the BEST burger in New York 🍔 I long rated the #BlackLabelBurger from @minettatavernny as the best...but this 10 oz dry aged steak burger from @him_ny ny is outrageously good. Explosive flavor with simple toppings: American cheese, kimchi mayo, and a pickle. Unfortunately, this is only a popup @blackemperorbar. Don’t sleep on this people! #TravelEatRepeat