Peroni Italian Beer
For a country with so much history, it has only been a country for a short time. In 2011 it celebrated 150 years. It is often part of an identity that is as regional as it is national. As for Rome, it once ruled the Western World. It is important to remember that Rome is not just a place of the past, but one that lives and breathes and buzzes with Vespas in the here and now.
In the hot summer months, small shops, restaurants and bars close anywhere between two weeks to a month. In the past few years closing periods have been organized in shifts throughout the months of July, August and September, so that any given area will still have enough places open to satisfy tourists and locals alike.