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
Rome Travel – Context Travel Blog
Looking for the latest news, updates, and opinions about Rome travel? Check here for reviews, previews, and thoughts on making the most of Rome, from our favorite bars to contemporary art galleries. Frequent travelers should also check back for insider city guides and tips for making the most of your Rome travel, put together by local journalists, chefs, and artists, and historians, as well as Context staff. From suggestions on how to make the most of the city’s attractions to our favorite spots off the beaten path, we provide an intellectually curious take on Rome travel.
The Context vision is to create an atmosphere—a context, if you will—for curious travelers to engage with local experts; to give them access to places and cultures that might otherwise remain out of sight to the casual visitor; to invite them off the tourist track and into the real life of the people, history, and culture that makes these cultural capitals amazing. In other words, to travel deeper. Deep travel helps build cultural bridges that foster tolerance and understanding. But it doesn’t just change travelers. It changes places, too. Deep Travel connects locals with smart, curious outsiders, making the world a little smaller and a little more connected.
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
Andrea Viviani Andrea is a doctoral candidate in linguistics at Roma Tre, one of Romeâ€™s universities, where he studies the history of dictionaries and, in particular, English-Italian translation dictionaries. In his free time he teaches Italian to aspiring foreigners (including…Read more
Liz teaches art history and Christian symbolism at John Cabot University and at the Rome program of Duquesne University. She has lived in Italy for thirteen years, six of them in Rome. In her spare time Liz leads walks through…Read more