27 05, 2015

Save the Dates: Pizza Parties, Underground Excursions & More!

May 27th, 2015|Categories: Beer, Carbs, Culture, Food & Wine, Katie Parla Events, Pizza, Underground|0 Comments

I am super excited to announce some upcoming summer events! On July 22, I will be hosting a pizza party at Razza in Jersey City, NJ with Dan Richer, baker extraordinaire. We will be serving Dan's famous bread and butter, pizzas, and farm fresh salads alongside some stellar artisanal beers. We are going to let [...]

22 05, 2015

Stavio: Craft Beer and Natural Wine in Rome

May 22nd, 2015|Categories: Beer, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio, Rome on a Budget|Tags: |0 Comments

For the past decade or so, the area just south of the center between Stazione Trastevere and the Tiber River has been undergoing a slow transformation. There are condos in an old mill, new bike paths, and at least one three-story gym. It feels like another world. But Rome is like that […]

10 05, 2015

Italy’s Covered Markets: History & Reuse

May 10th, 2015|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Katie Parla Events, Rome & Lazio|0 Comments

Photo: Ruth Lo. On Tuesday May 12, the American Academy in Rome will host an interdisciplinary conference organized by fellow Ruth Lo on the history of covered markets and their reuse. Starting in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, cities across Italy began to construct covered markets to modernize the food […]

4 05, 2015

New Dates Added For Visits to Monte Testaccio

May 4th, 2015|Categories: Culture, Rome & Lazio, Travel|12 Comments

Join me for exclusive visits to Monte Testaccio, an archeological site that is generally closed to the public. Composed of fragments of tens of millions of ancient terracotta amphorae, the site is a fascinating trash heap which testifies to the Roman appetite for imported oils during the Empire. We will begin our visit with some [...]

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