Category Archives: Rome

Rome Blogger Meet Ups

  Guest post by Estrella Gomez Upon arriving to Rome in July of 2016, I immediately sensed something was missing. Being a blogger myself and having come from the U.S., I left behind a blogger community, otherwise known as The … Continue reading

Changes at Rome’s Termini Train Station

  Termini train station is the main entry point for the majority of visitors arriving by bus or train into Rome’s center.  There have been several changes taking place over the years at the station to help shake off the … Continue reading

16 January 2017

5 Great Reasons to Visit Rome in the Winter

  Rome often invokes images of long summer days, sunshine, blue skies and people sitting out in a piazza with a chilled glass of prosecco in hand.  While the months of March through October are indeed a beautiful time of … Continue reading

Pizzeria Da Michele, one of the most famous pizzerie of Naples, is now in Rome

Appropriately opening on Thanksgiving day near Piazza del Popolo (Flaminio metro stop), is the famous Da Michele pizza from Naples. Considered by many to be the best pizza (or at least among the best pizza) in Naples, they’ve been around … Continue reading

24 November 2016

Cooking classes in Rome at The Beehive

“You offer cooking classes??”  Several friends I’ve talked to recently have been surprised by this which made me realize that we don’t do a very good job sometimes marketing the things we offer at The Beehive.  Besides having guest chefs … Continue reading

HostelLife: Conversations with guests – Federico

Federico is the kind of guy that I could talk to for days.  He came into The Beehive when Linda and I were at reception and immediately introduced himself and exuded a unique open friendliness that you can feel he extends … Continue reading

Beating the heat in Rome

Before we decided on a camper trip through France & Spain this past July, we had considered a home exchange in Tel Aviv – a place we have been wanting to visit for some time.  I had a difficult time finding … Continue reading

16 August 2016

Tips for navigating Rome like a local

Guest post by Francesca & Alexandra Bruzzese Recently we had a group of students from College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts stay in a couple of apartments that we manage and who were referred to us by local alumni … Continue reading

4 July 2016

Rome’s Parks – Parco degli Acquedotti (Aqueduct Park)

This is the first in a series I’ll be posting about Rome’s various green areas. On Mother’s Day this year and with an entire day to have my minions children and husband at my disposal, cater to my every whim, all to myself, … Continue reading

The Vatican Museums & St. Peter’s Basilica with Through Eternity

The last time I had been to the Vatican Museums was on our honeymoon in 1998 and to the Basilica with my mother in 2006.  In 1998, my husband Steve and I went to the museums before there was an … Continue reading

24 April 2016

HostelLife: The Beehive family – Yuli Novita

  The Beehive wouldn’t be The Beehive without our beloved manager, Yuli Novita.  She’s been with us almost since the very beginning and is an integral part of every aspect of our daily operations.  No job is too big or … Continue reading

21 March 2016

Running Rome – a personal account of running the Rome Marathon

a guest post & photos by Annika Blyckertz My friend Annika is a salon owner in her mid-thirties from Gävle, Sweden – married with a 15 year old son.  She’s a casual runner who ran the Rome marathon in 2014. … Continue reading

22 February 2016

Wine and olive oil tours near Rome

When you’re in the midst of the chaos of an urban city center like Rome, it’s difficult to imagine that just a few kilometers out of town you’ll find a rural idyll with green hills, rolling green pastures, olive trees, … Continue reading

16 May 2015

Rome’s Hidden Museums with Context Travel

In the center of Rome alone there are over 100 museums.  They range from the most visited (Vatican Museums ) to the oldest (Capitoline Museums ) to another that many people consider has one of the most exceptional collections of … Continue reading

Climbing a terracotta mountain in Rome

I lived in Panama as a child and I was a bit of a wildish creature.  I spent 6 years barefoot and most of my waking hours were spent without walls – the worst punishment I could receive from my … Continue reading

Pasta making for everyone!

I’ll come straight out with it – I hate to cook.  I do it when I have to, but I do it begrudgingly.  In Italy, where it is very easy to head to the local fresh pasta shop, learning how … Continue reading

23 March 2015

Yoga near The Beehive

Follow my blog with Bloglovin By Steve Brenner Visiting the major sights of Rome doesn’t leave loads of spare time – there’s certainly plenty to see to keep your days full, so perhaps taking some time out for a yoga … Continue reading

9 December 2014

My favorite sandwich shop near The Beehive

By Steve Brenner For your typical Italian, a sandwich looks something like this:  a dry roll (called a rosetta) with one thing in it – like mortadella. For variety, it might be prosciutto or salami instead of mortadella.  Maybe it … Continue reading

7 November 2014

To dorm or not to dorm – some Beehive tips

Back in 1999 when we started The Beehive, we were strictly a hostel with dormitory rooms and bunk beds.  Soon after, because of demand and our own desire to expand, we added private rooms.  In 2002 when we moved to … Continue reading

Piazza del Popolo

  Many visitors to Rome are eager to rush to Piazza Navona, but I prefer the spaciousness of Piazza del Popolo. On the north-side of the piazza is Basilica Santa Maria del Popolo and tucked away in a corner chapel … Continue reading

Our Chef’s Cooperative: Hayley North

PLEASE NOTE THAT AS OF 2015 OUR CHEF’S COOPERATIVE NO LONGER EXISTS AND HAYLEY NORTH IS NO LONGER A CHEF IN OUR CAFE.  CURRENTLY, ROBERTA & IVO, TWO ITALIAN CHEFS, MAKE VEGETARIAN & VEGAN DINNERS ON MON & WED EVENINGS.  … Continue reading

8 January 2014

Our Chef’s Cooperative Profiles: Paola Haas

Please note that as of 2015 our chef’s cooperative no longer exists.  We now host occasional pop-up vegetarian & vegan lunches and dinners and our former guest chefs Roberta & Ivo can prepare Italian vegetarian & vegan dinners by request for small … Continue reading

The Beehive Cafe – a Chef’s Cooperative

PLEASE NOTE THAT AS OF 2015 OUR CHEF’S COOPERATIVE NO LONGER EXISTS.  CURRENTLY, ROBERTA & IVO, TWO ITALIAN CHEFS, MAKE VEGETARIAN & VEGAN DINNERS ON MON & WED EVENINGS.  Our cafe at The Beehive has evolved a lot over the … Continue reading

21 November 2013