It’s time for the inaugural post of our brand new series “Friday Five”, where we roundup our five favourite articles from the world of travel pertaining to a particular destination, topic, or theme. As we’ve been heavy on the Rome content lately, a roundup of five superb Rome resources from around the web seems a good fit. Here’s what we read (and watched) before touching down in Rome:

1. Katie Parla, our go-to resource for eating in Rome, proves she also knows the best spots to throw one back in A Boozy Tour of Rome’s Best Cocktails, Craft Beers, and Vino.

2. Enlightening video The Colossal Cost of Ancient Rome highlights the city’s never-ending struggle to maintain its architectural heritage, hosted by Amanda Ruggeri of Revealed Rome (a behind the scene look here).

3. Rome doesn’t need any words to compel you to visit in this stunning Photo Diary: On the Streets of Eternal City by Margo Paige of the Overseas Escape.

4. Atlas Obscura provides a bunch of great alternative sights to check out in Rome ranging from the under-appreciated to the obscure in their Hidden Rome series.

5. Walks of Italy gives hungry travelers a full debrief of the various dishes that make up traditional Roman fare in The Best Food to Eat in Rome.

We’ve also been known to spend time in Rome – particularly eating and drinking according to the articles we’ve posted: Food guides for Rome’s most prolific neighbourhoods are highlighted in this roundup of Rome Bites: Where to Eat in Rome and for all those craft beer lovers, here’s an overview of the top spots to enjoy Craft Beer in Rome. And while not entirely focused on Rome, our Traveler not a Tourist series highlights a lot of our experiences in the city and includes practical tips for making the most of your travels.