Category Archives: Rome

“What’s around The Beehive?”

When we opened The Beehive back in 1999, a lot of our first customers were very young backpackers.  We would inevitably get someone who would ask “so I’ve seen the Colosseum, the Pantheon and Piazza Navona – what else is … Continue reading

11 February 2013

5 things to do for a stress-free visit to Rome with young children

All three of our daughters were born in Rome starting with our oldest, Giulia, in 2000.   Some things have come a long way – for example, smoking is no longer allowed in public spaces such as restaurants or coffee bars … Continue reading

6 boring but useful tips for your time in Italy

Okay, perhaps it’s the heat, but I had a hard time coming up with a clever title for this post so instead, I’m just tellin’ it like it is.  These aren’t particularly exciting or the “don’t order a cappuccino in … Continue reading

2 July 2012

Hidden gems in Esquilino

The neighborhood of Esquilino, lies south of Termini train station and named for the Esquiline hill – one of the original 7 Roman hills.  The Beehive’s first location was in this neighborhood and our Clover and Acacia guestrooms are in … Continue reading

Coffee break in The Beehive’s neighborhood

The Beehive’s cafe offers vegetarian and organic homemade breakfast goodies – eggs, oatmeal, granola, toast, etc.  Our coffee and teas are fair trade and our milk – cow, soy and rice – are also organic.  Since everything is made to … Continue reading

19 April 2012

How to do nothing in Rome

Guest post & photos by Toni DeBella In my everyday life I am somewhat of an “over-planner”.  I like to know when and where I am going far in advance.  However, when it comes to spending an afternoon in Rome, … Continue reading

2 March 2012

Getting married, Italian style

Guest post by Tiffany Parks Photographs by Luca and Antonella Cappellaro www.fineartwedding.it Update:  This post was originally written in 2012.  As of June 2015, Tiffany and her husband Claudio are expecting their first born due this summer. They say that … Continue reading

14 February 2012