Taking a trip to Rome this summer? You might want to make some time in your travel plans to check out the national museum of pasta where you can see how this Italian staple has evolved over the centuries. You will be able to see antique pasta making machines as well as the several hundreds of varieties of pasta that exist in Italy. If you want to brush up on your pasta trivia, check out the Encyclopedia of Pasta by Oretta Zanini De Vita. This is an indispensible reference for all things pasta. The website says that the museum is currently undergoing renovations but they should be open the tourist season this summer.