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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: ...
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, ...
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 ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, February 2012
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
If St. Peter’s Basilica is the main draw of a trip to Vatican City, then St. Peter’s Square is the welcoming embrace inviting you in. The huge piazza in front of the enormous church is oval in ...
Many are familiar with “Boxing Day,” the holiday that follows Christmas Day in many countries, but you might not have heard of St. Stephen’s Day. This holiday is also on December 26th, and is widely ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, March 2012
One of my all time favorite buildings in Rome is the Pantheon .
It’s not huge, it’s not flashy or complicated, it’s basically just one
big round room, but there is something about it that ...
Gracefully designed and good for a rest and people watching, I admit I was not overwhelmed by the Spanish Steps the first time I saw them. There seemed to be a lot of traffic, a lot of chaos, and ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, September 2011
We travel to Rome to be amazed by a city where at one time audiences of 50,000 filled the Colosseum to watch gladiators live in action, and to see mock sea battles, animal hunts and dramas based ...
Written by Jessica, USA, February 2013
Rome might be at its most popular in the summer months when the weather is conducive to spending long hours outside, but savvy travelers know that visiting touristy cities in the off season has major ...
is known for many culinary delicacies, including cheeses, meats and
wines; but few can match the truffle in terms of market value. Gathering
truffles is a time-consuming task, and as yet ...
Written by Jessica, USA, October 2012
As if Vatican City
wasn’t already the smallest independent city-state on earth, more than
half of its land is taken up by the Vatican Gardens. The gardens cover
about 57 acres and are enclosed ...
For a tiny city-state, Vatican City sure has a lot of amazing things to see and do. This is but one reason why booking a guided tour for your day at the Vatican is a good idea – but which tour ...
Roman Holiday did not only make Audrey Hepburn a star, it also shot a small back street in Rome
to prominence. Via Margutta was the location of the flat (number 51)
occupied by Gregory Peck’s ...
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Doing what: Skip the Line: Vatican Museums Walking Tour including Sistine Chapel, ...