We’re sorry, but it’s
time to say goodbye.

The last few years have been great, and we certainly appreciate your patronage.

If you'd like to stay in touch with any of the founders of
The Rome Digest, please use their associated links below.

De Vette

Irene De Vette, a prolific food and wine writer, is continuing to work as a cookbook author and freelance writer. She recently welcomed a son to the world and is enjoying life in a new city, Frankfurt, Germany. Follow Irene on twitter @buonappetito.

Sarah May

​Sarah May Grunwald will continue to expand wine and food tour and educational services at Antiqua Tours within Rome and Lazio and is excited to be moving on to a new project in the Republic of Georgia. She is collaborating with wine makers, various agencies and private entrepreneurs to provide tastings and educational services abroad. She is also expanding her food and wine tour services to Georgia and has launched a website and business called Taste Georgia which will provide group and private culinary and wine tour services to the country and also provide wine education services to educate the general public and people in trade about Georgian wine through representational services at trade shows and private tastings. Stay in touch with Sarah on twitter at @antiquatours and @tastegeorgia.


Hande continues to offer wine education at Vino Roma, where she fulfills her calling: being an ambassador of Italian wine. Vino Roma offers the classic My Italians tasting, as well as an ever-changing roster of special tastings designed to satisfy wine lovers of all experience levels. Hande and her equally passionate and knowledgeable collaborators at Vino Roma always have something new to share. She also offers very small private groups an in-depth look into the Roman food culture and its many nuances through custom-made food tour itineraries and annotated meals. A blogger without a blog, you can follow her as @VinoRoma on all social media. In 2015, she will launch the small group food tour company Indulge Rome with TRD co-founder Katie Parla.


​Katie Parla is currently working on a cookbook and continues to write articles on food and drink for publications such as the New York Times and Australian Gourmet Traveller. She continues to provide private tours and host events in the US and Italy. Stay in touch on twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and via her personal blog Parla Food. In preparation for your trip, be sure to download her mobile app “Katie Parla’s Rome”!


Gina Tringali is continuing to share her love of Italy with travelers from around the world. She shares her interest and knowledge of food traditions, culture and history in Italy, continuing to expand to regions beyond Rome and Sicily. Currently, Gina is currently focusing on expanding GT Food & Travel, growing her team of contributors and collaborators. In February 2014, Gina successfully completed the WSET Advanced Certificate in Wine and Spirits, deepening her wine knowledge and expertise. She says to stay tuned for new Food, Wine and Custom Tours as well as new cooking classes for small, private groups in 2015.​