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The quarter Testaccio, once badly kept and fallen into a state of decay, has been reborn, and if you want to see an authentic Rome by night, you have to visit it.
There are a lot of typical restaurants, where young and nice people work. I like the restaurant Nè arte nè parte (Via Luca della Robbia, tel 15 065 750 279), where you can enjoy a nice atmosphere and the typical Roman cuisine; a series of aromatic appetizers are served, and I’m sure you would like to order them again.
Another restaurant which is worth trying, is Da Perilli al Testaccio (Via Marmorata, 39 – tel 06.5742415): its waiters wear a white shirt with short sleeves and a towel under their arm, looking like the characters of an old movie. The restaurant itself seems a restaurant of the 50s, where you can taste a genuine local cuisine that you won’t forget.
And after dinner? If you walk towards the Tiber you can find cutting edge theaters and pubs. Then, take a walk through the gardens and period villas, which are often turned into embassies, and get to the top of Aventine, one of the seven hills of Rome.
You are now in Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta; it is elegant and surrounded by green cypresses. From the keyhole of the door of Palazzo dei Cavalieri it is possible to see the dome of St. Peter’s: everything has been designed to obtain this amazing optical effect.
Life is too short to drink mediocre wines. J. W. Goethe
The wine is a mixture of love and light. G. Galilei
The year 2011 was defined by the winemakers Year of Providence: low production and high quality. The harvest was anticipated throughout Italy for the climatic conditions that have characterized this long summer.
The phenological phases of grape-vine have been changed by high temperatures in April and May, leading to this early harvest.
The quality will be great for white wines: it is expected to decline by 5% and then a production of 44 million hectoliters, while for the red wines we will only know shortly.
The decline in the Centre-North is from 0 to -5%, while in the Center-South vary from -5% to -20%.
The most productive region is Veneto, with more than 8 million hectoliters.
The vineyard once again demonstrates its ability to adapt to climatic vagaries, unlike other agricultural crops that have been compromised.
We predict high-profile wines and this will help the positive trend in foreign sales (+11.9% in 2010), in fact in Italy it is produced the 17% of world production.
The first Sunday in November in Italy we will celebrate the birth of the new wine,”Vino novello”, a red wine produced in all regions of Italy, but mainly in the Veneto, Trentino Alto Adige and Tuscany. The “Vino novello”, very fresh and aromatic, is the first wine of the harvest just passed, which is celebrated throughout Italy, especially combined with chestnuts.
The long weekend around Halloween is your last chance to take a break before the Christmas holidays. This year, with one day off, you can enjoy a long weekend that begins on Friday, October 28th and that ends on Tuesday, November 1st.
Why don’t you take advantage of the opportunity to visit Rome with Jack O’Lantern, the traditional carved pumpkin? We suggest the three most important events for a scary Halloween night in the capital city of Italy, followed by a cultural tour to discover the major tourist attractions of the city.
- Halloween Party at Hell’s & Grill
On the occasion of the celebration of the Festa delle streghe (Witches party) 2011, the Hell’s & Grill Restaurant in Rome, in collaboration with Ceres, organizes an evening with a fun and gruesome Halloween-style atmosphere.
From 8:30 p.m. dinner à la carte (compulsory reservations), from 11:30 p.m. a lot of gamesand gadgets. Feel free to wear a disguise!
More info and reservations at www.hellsgrill.it.
- Halloween at the Circolo degli Artisti
For the scariest night of the year the main appointment is at the Circolo degli Artisti (Artists’ Club) in Rome. There is the Halloween Party with the cooperation of RadioRock: a rich event with the best of rock music, scary disguises and many other surprises.
- Halloween with children
If you travel with children, instead, we suggest the Great Masks’ Party (Grande festa in Maschera) at the Parco Rosati (Via delle Tre Fontane, 24 Roma Eur): shows and entertainment starting at 4 p.m. and ending at 7 p.m., free admission.
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