ROMA! Through the eyes of Bertolli!

Bella Roma. One of my favorite places on earth. The city is completely magical and if you’ve never been, it’s even more stunning in person than the pictures you have seen. Every time I visit Rome I view the city in a different light. I can hardly contain my excitement as I’ll be arriving in bella ROMA in just a few days, and on this trip I will be seeing Rome through the eyes of BERTOLLI.

I’m going on a SECRET UNDERCOVER MISSION! While I can’t share all the details {yet – hello top secret in fact it’s SO top secret I won’t even find out until I get there ; )} I can tell you that Bertolli is launching a brand NEW PRODUCT this fall and you’ll be hearing about it EXCLUSIVELY from bell’alimento.

I’ve worked with Bertolli on several projects and I can tell you that they are a company that truly cares about their products.  “Bertolli is a brand that has brought authentic Italian food to your dinner table for more than 150 years. It’s a brand with a real heritage in Italy – founded in Lucca. Bertolli places a lot of emphasis on working with chefs to bring restaurant-quality Italian food to your table with authentic ingredients: including aged Parmesan, olive oil, fresh cream, vine-ripened cherry tomatoes, fresh herbs…the list goes on! And that’s why we spend time in Italy: to really learn about the latest Italian recipes, chefs and cooking trends.”


While in Rome, we’ll be learning all about the inspiration behind the new product. We’ll be visiting markets {that’s Campo dei Fiori pictured above}, meeting with Chef Michael – the innovation Chef for Bertolli, TASTING the exciting new PRODUCT, and we’ll even be popping by while they’re filming the TV commercial for the TOP SECRET product.

Of course I’ll be photographing and taking videos to share EVERYTHING with you! It goes without saying that we’ll be eating our way around the city and I’ll naturally be consuming my weight in gelato ; )

If you have any places in Rome you LOVE {or want to see} let me know in the comments, I’ll do my best to get a shot of it : ) We might even tweet fotos and you can guess where in Rome is bell’alimento ; )


Disclaimer: Bertolli is covering my expenses for this trip. My opinions, however, are my own. Always have been, always will be.




  1. 1

    How awesome is that, Paula! I’m so happy for you! I love Bertolli products (esp. their olive oil) and can’t wait to see what you share with us!

  2. 2

    Have fun! Traveling is especially fun when someone else is taking you.

  3. 3

    Paula, that is so exciting! I’m so happy for you and can’t wait to hear all about it!

  4. 4

    How exciting!! I can’t wait to hear more. I love Bertolli!

  5. 5

    I am so EXCITED for you GF!! Make a wish for me when you visit my favorite fountain 🙂

  6. 6

    What an exciting project! How I wish that I was going to Rome — haven’t been there yet. I’ll look forward to following your posts while you’re there.

  7. 7

    take me with you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ll carry your bags and tell you how gorgeous you are and bring you beverages and stuff 😉

    Have a spectacular time! MWAH

  8. 8

    How EXCITING!! I’m so jealous, you fabulous thing you!!

  9. 9

    Oh you lucky lucky girl! I any wait ti read about the adventures!

  10. 10

    excited for (and jealous of!) you and what sounds like a FUN project! I look forward to hearing more. I am happy to hear you say great things about Bertolli, I use many of their products.

  11. 11

    This sounds like a *fantastic* opportunity and I can’t wait to hear what the new product is!!! 🙂

  12. 12

    Great, you’ll be in my city while I’ll be in Friuli.
    I would have a long list of suggestions. At Castroni at Via Cola di Rienzo you find so many ingredients from Italy and abroad that you’ll be shocked.
    Gelato? A recent and good address is Gelateria del Teatro along via dei Coronari.
    I’ll suggest you even an amazing tea shop with a knowledgable owner: Biblioteq along via dei banchi vecchi 124. You can smell as many tea you want. I suggest you Rosa del Giappone. Tell him, in case, that you’re a friend of “la ragazza dei biscotti”:)
    Enjoi Rome

  13. 13

    So exciting!! Have fun 🙂

  14. 14

    Paula: buon per te! sara’ un viaggio pieno di sorprese. Divertiti e baciami la citta’ eterna, che adoro piu’ di ogni altra citta’ al mondo!!! Ti ho mandato i miei tips e posti da visitare via email.

  15. 15

    WOW!!! That’s incredible! Yay, Paula!

  16. 16

    Ummmm insanely jealous! Have so much fun! Can’t wait to live viacriously through you!

  17. 17

    Oh how fun! I hope you have a blast! We miss ya 🙂

    That stand full of beans and things looks like my own personal heaven 🙂

  18. 18

    How awesome, Paula! You must be so excited. And I can’t wait to see your photos and find out what the new product is.

  19. 19

    WOW, Paula! That is awesome! Enjoy the trip and your secret (yet not totally secret) mission. I know that we’ll all be looking forward to hearing all about your adventures! Buon viaggio!

  20. 20

    Squeeeee!! Cannot wait to hear all about your trip! You are going to have an amazing time!

  21. 21

    Totally and completely jealous. Italy is one of my most favorite places. And the mere mention of Lucca melts me. I stayed in the hills outside of town a few years ago. Such a great trip. I can’t wait to see what Bertolli has in store for us!

  22. 22

    Sounds like so much fun! I love Bertolli and can’t wait to hear all about their brand new product.

  23. 23

    This is fantastic news, Paula! I am so excited for you. Don’t be surprised if you find me tucked inside of your suitcase.

  24. 24

    VERY, Very cool. I can’t wait to hear all about it! 🙂

  25. 25

    So another great product on the way.You are so lucky to be in Rome.Waiting for your shot to quess where is that .One of My favorite place is Navonna…And have a Bellini…….

  26. 26

    Oh my goodness Paula, I’m so happy for you!!!! You better believe I’ll be following you along. I’ve never seen Italy before so I’ll be experiencing it through the eyes of you!! MWAH BELLA!!

  27. 27

    Just came back from 2 weeks in Rome. Wonderful! Any time we were near Santa Maria in Cosmedin it was closed! And I missed the bocca della verita! So that would be nice! Also a wonderful place called the Pastateca, right near the Spanish Steps on Via della Vite, 44. A place not to miss for the foodie!

  28. 28

    What an amazing trip! I’m green with envy…I can’t wait to live vicariously through you once you post pictures!

  29. 29

    Oh wow!! Congrats on the news. I need to get my behind to Rome. So beautiful looking.

  30. 30

    Lucky you. Oh you’ve really got me curious – and wishing I were there with you – but in a few weeks, I will!

  31. 31

    Have a blast, Paula!! So glad to have the chance to say hi in Atlanta this weekend!

  32. 32

    So excited for you and with your amazingly fluent Italian speaking, big hug giving, smart bloggy intuition having ways….. You are gonna ROCK this! Bertolli are smart smart people to have you!


  1. Good Eats in Roma! | bell' alimento - [...] da Roma! As you can imagine, I’ve been eating my way all around Rome with the ah-mazing Bertolli [...]
  2. Nutella Pancakes | bell' alimento - [...] know}. I thought I’d rectify that with a short stack of Nutella deliciousness. While I was in Roma last…
  3. Spaghetti al Moro | bell' alimento - [...] was recently in bella Roma with the oh so favoloso Bertolli team. We ate our way around the eternal…
  4. Negroni | bell' alimento - [...] to dinner to stimulate the appetite {not that I have any problem with that}. And while I was in…
  5. The Bertolli REVEAL and a SUPER GIVEAWAY to celebrate! | bell' alimento - [...] my TOP SECRET trip to ROMA ? Well the wait is over and I can FINALLY tell YOU, my…

Leave a Reply