Rome for Foodies now for iPhone, iPad and Android
Rome for Foodies, an app designed for both iPhone and iPad, is just out from food writer and Rome blogger Katie Parla. And at $3.99, it’s a steal compared to travel guides that may be already out of date by the time they’re published.
Parla, a food journalist and culinary historian who has contributed to 15 guidebooks, knows her territory and collects her favorite trattorie, wine bars, markets and more in Rome for Foodies. You don’t have to trawl through hundreds of entries: this is a curated list of 135 foodie-centric addresses (with phone numbers and websites as well). The brilliant thing about an app is that it can be easily updated to include the latest hot spots.
If you have your phone GPS turned on, hitting the button labeled nearby at the bottom of the screen will show what's nearby. But even if you're offline, you can still use the content and maps to navigate the city.
Parla also includes itineraries and a top picks list for quick reference.
The app is also available for the Android at the odd price of $2.79.
For more information, check http://www.parlafood.com/rome-for-foodies.
-- S. Irene Virbila
Photos: Screenshots from Rome for Foodies. Credit: Katie Parla.