Category Archives: Rome

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

Is Rome safe?

If I had to choose one of the most frequently asked questions we receive at The Beehive, at the top of the list would be those regarding safety.  Is Rome safe? Is our neighborhood safe? Guidebooks can paint a grim … Continue reading

5 October 2013

“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