One of my fave wine haunts in bella Roma, Trimani il Wine Bar, is always one of the first spots I visit upon arrival. It’s also one of my last stops before departure – can’t resist filling my suitcase with litres of their artisanal olive oil, grown and produced just outside of the city.

Trimani marries the best of both worlds:

Trimani, a stylish, yet casual, enoteca (wine bar and restaurant) in the vicinity of the Termini train station, is one of my favourite places for sampling rich Italian cheeses, salami and prosciutto alongside an extensive list of wines by the glass. I always begin by indulging my hedonistic appetite for the Italian sparkling wine, Prosecco, and then move on to a fantastic Barbaresco or Barolo. Next door to the enoteca is the Trimani wine store, established in 1821, with an impressive selection of mainly Italian vintages that number in the thousands.

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Lambrusco Scuro

Gnocchi with crisp pancetta, spinach & pecorino

Torta ai fichi settembrine e salsa al vino rosso (Fig Cake with red wine sauce)
delicious dessert wine: Grechetto-Muffo