As a recent addition to the Context:Rome office, I was delighted to learn of the Context:Rome monthly ritual: a staff lunch on the company at a restaurant of our choice. Of course, there’s a catch. The main purpose is for…Read more
Advice on eating and drinking in the Context Travel cities.
Set in the historic center, not too far from the Naples Archaeological Museum, in the heart of an up-and-coming artsy, bohemian quarter, Bellini is first call on the local fishmongerâ€™s role. Neighborhood denizens come here weekly for their fish fix,…Read more
Finding a restaurant in the center of Florence that doesn’t evoke descriptors such as busy, traditional, or authentic, is rare. So stumbling on this classy little place just a block from the Duomo was quite a find. They forego the…Read more
Food in Naples means tradition. Food in Naples stands for simple, fresh products combined in an almost alchemical way. From thick-crust pizza to timballo (Naplesâ€™ version of lasagna), from sfogliatelle (Naplesâ€™ version of baklava) to insalalta di rinforzo (pickled salad),…Read more
Eating Out of the Shadows: Touring Roman Cuisine with Maureen Fant A few months ago we welcomed Maureen Fant into our network of docents. Although trained in classical archaeology, Maureen spends more time in Roman osterias eating artichokes and debating…Read more
Spring here at Context|Rome has been hectic, to say the least ‚ between Paul and Lani’s new baby girl (Cleo Cicero), our transition into the new office (Via Baccina, 40-just a block off the Forum!), and the warm weather tourist…Read more