Uncovering Italy’s Superlatives in people, places and things

La Mia Roma by Claudia Ranieri

Header image by Ryan Neeven

Claudia Ranieri is one half of the duo Familia Familia, an all-embracing olfactory experience created in Rome.

What makes Rome unique?

The eternal beauty of the tiny streets of the history center and the scent of glycine (wisteria) at the start of Spring.

What places and /or experiences do you suggest to friends visiting Rome?

Walk around all of the historic center, Trastevere, Monti, Campo de Fiori/Piazza Farnese.

What are your favourite bars for caffe and aperitivi?

Roscioli Caffe, Bar San Calisto, Ciampini , JK Cafe, Enoteca Ferrara

What’s your go-to aperitivo?

Vino bianco o rose’

What about your favourite merenda (snack)?

Piazza bianca ripiena con prosciutto crudo e fiche (white pizza filled with prosciutto and figs)

Now tell us some favourite restaurants….

La Taverna Trilussa, Salumeria Roscioli, Osteria dei Belli, Da FrancescoLa Pergola

Where can we find local beauty?

Galleria Borghese, Galleria Doria Pamphilj, Galleria Mattia De Luca, Museo dei Fori Imperiali Mercati di Traiano, Galleria Barberini

And if we want to go shopping?

Gioielleria Delfina Delettrez, Gioielleria Giulia di Properzio, Nia, CampoMarzio 70Retrò Design

A great day trip or weekend getaway?

Tenuta i Casali del Pino

3 places not to be missed in Lazio?

Parco di Bomarzo, Ostia Antica, Giardino di Ninfa

Finally, your favourite detto?

Non sto a pettina’ le bambole (It’s not like I’m doing nothing, I don’t want to waste time)

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