Rome Travel Tips
It's hard to say what you'll find most breathtaking about the Eternal City - the Vatican, the Forum, the top speed of a Fiat Bambino, the Colosseum, or the bill for your caffe latte.
Make like the locals and souse your senses in the pleasures the city has to offer, from the grandiose thrill of feeling centuries of turbulent history under your feet to the small but potent intoxication of eating chestnut gelati on a hot day. Browse all things to do in Rome or check out some highlights below.
Christmas in Italy
is definitely a big deal on the calendar, but Epiphany – January 6 – is
equally big. This holiday marks the moment when Christians believe
Jesus Christ was revealed to be the ...
Written by Jessica, USA, November 2012
If you’ve ever walked into an enormous old church in Europe and noticed
the spectacular acoustics, you might have followed that thought with the
realization that a musical performance in such a ...
No trip to Rome is complete without a visit to Vatican City .
This city-state, entirely enclosed within Rome’s borders, is home to
the headquarters of the Catholic Church, and although its list ...
Written by Jessica, USA, January 2013
A trip to Italy isn’t always easy on the wallet, but thankfully most
cities have at least a few attractions that are totally free. It’s not
often that those attractions are also the most popular ...
We have long been fascinated by gladiators, as evidenced by things like
the blockbuster Russell Crowe movie, but how much do we really know
about the gladiators of Ancient Rome ? Editor’s Note: ...
Written by Jessica, USA, March 2013
When visiting a new city for the first time, one of the best things to do is take a relatively quick city-wide guided tour. This helps give you a lay of the land, an understanding of local history, ...
Written by Porrenttis, Canada, October 2010
Many options to chose from. I did some reading on websites before our last trip and Il Gelato di San Crispino received many good reviews. And now I agree - the gelato is best in Rome. New flavors for ...
Rome is one of the most popular places to visit in Italy
year-round, and with good reason. On New Year’s Eve, the city gets even
more popular, with Italians from other parts of Italy heading ...
Please don’t stop reading because you are not a garden-person. I myself am no garden fanatic; I can appreciate a beautiful garden, a majestic piece of design, a skilled pair of secateurs, but I have ...
If you’re not going south to Pompeii on your journey through Italy , then this ancient Roman port is the next best thing. In fact, in some ways it’s better because it’s less crowded so you can ...
Written by Jessica, USA, August 2012
One of the greatest pleasures of a visit to Rome
is eating your way through the city. Sampling local specialties like
Roman-style artichokes, bucatini all’amatriciana, porchetta, and cacio e
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, November 2011
Benito Mussolini is a name that still haunts Italy and Rome. Every empire founder needs a city built to their glory – Mussolini decided to create Roma Moderna, his 1935 vision of a city within a ...
Written by Jessica, USA, February 2013
Rome is a busy city that one often thinks of in terms of its historic and culinary values to the traveler. But can it also be romantic? The answer depends almost entirely on what you consider to be ...
Written by Lisa L, August 2011
ROME: Great Art. Great Pasta. Great Weather. Great Romance. - Lisa Lirones
Written by Skootre, USA, September 2010
We took our 5-month old son to Rome. A bit nerve-racking in the planning phase, worried about the long flight from the USA and jet lag. So if you're planning a trip to Rome with kids, know that it ...
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