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November 12th – 18th in Rome

This week in Rome…

1. Saturdays at Capitoline Museum

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From November 12th to December 3rd, visitors have the chance to experience the Capitoline Museum in an entirely different light.  The musem itself is one of the oldest in Rome dating back to the 15th century. Each Saturday, the museums will be open late from 20:00 to 23:00.  Each Saturday evening will feature different events including live music, theatrical performances, food, art displays and many more.

When: November 12th, 19th, and 26th as well at December 3rd – 20:00 to 23:00

Where: Musei Capitolini – Piazza del Campidoglio, 1

Tickets:  only €1

2. This Week at Rome’s Jazz Fest

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Rome’s 40th Jazz Festival continues throughout the city this week.  Now that the festival is in full swing, there are an abundance of performances and events in the next week. Performances this week include Richard Galliano, Crazy Stompin’ Club, John Scofield, and many more. Check out the festival’s website for more details.

More infomation: http://www.romajazzfestival.it/

3. All Blacks Versus Italy

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New Zealand’s All Blacks rugby teams returns to Rome this week.  The legendary team will face off against Italy at Stadio Olimpico this Saturday!

When: November 12th – 15:00

Where: Stadio Olimpico – Viale dei Gladiatori

Tickets:  Prices vary depending on where they are purchased

4. Reaction Roma Exhibit

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This exhibit definetly provides visitors with an interesting perspective of Roman life.  Made from over 400 video entries, Reaction Roma captures life in the city through the lens of everyday Romans. The exhibit has been referred to as “photograph in motion” that depicts the “real Rome”.

When: November 11th to December 3rd – 14:30 to 19:30

Where: MACRO Testaccio – Piazza Orazio Giustiniani, 4

Tickets:  Free entry

5. Other Times, Other Myths Exhibit

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From now until January 8th, visitors have the chance to experience the 16th edition of Quadriennale d’Arte di Rome.  The exhibition celebrates contemporary Italian art and features 150 works by 100 artists including paintings, sculptures, and photography. In particular, this year’s exhibition will focus on how Italian contemporary art has developed since 2000.

When: Until January 8th – 10:00-20:00 daily, closed on Mondays

Where: Palazzo delle Esposizioni – Via Nazionale, 194

Tickets:  8€-10€


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Five Go-To Restaurants for Authentically Roman Pasta 

Tradition is incredibly important when it comes to Italian food. Over the years, different communities have produced their own culinary specialities. This is particularly true when it comes to pasta – all over Italy you will find different pasta dishes belonging to specific regions. In Rome, these pasta dishes are cacio e pepe, amatriciana, and carbonara. 

Cacio e Pepe 

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This satisfying pasta is cherished as one of Rome’s signatures dishes by both locals and tourists. Made from pecorino cheese and black pepper, cacio e pepe never disappoints despite its simple ingredients.

Amatriciana 

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Although the origins of this dish can be traced back to the small town of Amatrice, the dish has long been recognized as a Roman staple. Made from tomato, precorino cheese and guanciale (cured pork cheek), its no wonder this savoury dish is so popular.

It is important to note that Amatrice was one of the towns affected by the August 2016 earthquake. For more information on how you can contribute to continued relief efforts, please visit the International Red Cross’ website.

Carbonara 

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Probably the most well known dish on our list, Carbonara has become a symbol of Roman culinary tradition. Made from eggs, cheese (traditionally pecorino), and black pepper Carbonara is the ultimate Italian comfort food.

Wondering where to find these Italian specialities? Here are 5 restaurants in Rome that serve up some of the best pasta in the city. Each restaurant has been carefully selected to ensure the best quality and easy access from one of our walking tours!

1. Trattoria da Danilo

Da Danilo is known for authentic italian cuisine, rustic atmosphere as well as a their selection of local wines. Located near the Colosseum and not far from our offices, this restaurant is easily accessible from our Ancient tour and promises some of the best Carbonara in Rome.

Where: Via Petrarca, 13

Our recommendation: Spaghetti alla carbonara

2. Armando al Pantheon 

Family run 1961, this small Italian eatery has been influenced by generations. Armando al Pantheon is tucked away on a small street off of Piazza della Rotonda (Pantheon) and is recognized as a Roman staple for authentic cuisine.

Where: Salita dei Crescenzi, 31

Our recommendation: Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe

3. The Old Bear 

Located a short walk from Piazza Navona, the Old Bear offers an authentic pasta experience with a twist. Although the restaurant offers a variety of choices, the pasta dishes are always a crowd pleaser.

Where:  Via dei Gigli d’oro, 3

Our recommendation: Spaghetti all’ Amatriciana

4. La Carbonara 

Located in the charming Monti neighborhood, this restaurant is famous for its namesake.

Where: Via Panisperna, 214

Our recommendation: Spaghetti alla Carbonara

5. L’Arcangelo

If you are searching for an authentic Italian meal near Vatican City, look no further than L’Arcangelo. In addition to other traditional dishes, this eatery offers some of the best pasta in Rome.

Where: Via Giuseppe Gioacchino Belli, 59

Our recommendation: Ghnocci Amatriciana

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