Maria Pasquale, Rome Local Expert

About Maria

Born to Italian parents, Maria always knew Rome was her destiny, although she was raised in Melbourne.

An award winning food and travel writer, in addition to 10Best USA Today she also contributes regularly to Fodor's, CNN and The Telegraph.

An unabashed romantic (Rome being her one true love!) she is the creator of popular food, travel and lifestyle blog HeartRome (www.heartrome.com) and is currently working on her first book, I Heart Rome, which will be released in October 2017.

In Rome you'll find her walking the streets of Trastevere, checking out the latest bar for an aperitivo or dining with friends.

Special Interests

Maria knows a lot about:

  • Fine dining
  • Travel planning
  • Shopping

Maria's Special Recommendations for Rome

Maria says, "Don't leave Rome without a walk around Trastevere! Get rid of your map and lose yourself in the cobblestone streets - they will enchant you."


10Best Lists by Maria Pasquale

10Best List

Rome's Best Value Restaurants and Snack Places

When traveling in Rome on a budget or simply wanting to get bang for your buck, there are many options on hand. But with many places in the historical center catering to tourists, it can be difficult to know where...

 

10Best List

Things to do for a Little Rome-ance in Rome

Boy do Italians love love! With its grand monuments, beautiful fountains, resplendent piazzas and cobblestoned streets, Rome is undoubtedly one of the words most romantic cities. For a romantic stroll, head to...

 

10Best List

Where to Shop in Rome This Christmas

Christmas is one of the most beautiful times to be in Rome. The narrow streets of the historic center light up with strings of Christmas lights while enormous Christmas trees are erected in the most iconic...

 

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