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Discovering Rome: the Rione Monti district

26 April, 2020
The Rione Monti district has always been a world apart from the other areas of Rome; even its dialect was slightly different from the one spoken in the city. In order to make room for the famous Via dei Fori,…

New Year's Eve in Rome

26 April, 2020
If your are in Rome and haven’t decide yet what to do on New Year’s Eve, don’t worry the Eternal city has plenty to offer; from the classical music concert in piazza del Quirinale to the concert which Italian singer…

Roma Pass tourist card launched

25 April, 2020
This better-late-than-never news is great for anyone on their way to Rome this year. The Italian capital has finally followed suit from many European cities and has a tourism card that includes various discounts on public transport and entrance to…

Rome's task force against art vandals

24 April, 2020
Touring Rome is more than enough for us to realise the historical and cultural patrimony of the city, but what we don’t always realise is how much Rome’s monuments and artworks are the subject of vandalism. Now, in the height…

Rome restaurants: Da Bucatino in Testaccio district

24 April, 2020
“Da Bucatino” in Testaccio (a popular district in the heart of Rome) is one of those typical restaurants in which people can enjoy their food without having to pay too much attention to style and formal elegance. The restaurant is…

What to see in Rome: old Roman (Jewish) Ghetto

22 April, 2020
Many tourists fall in love with Trastevere and buy a house there. In fact nowadays tourists seem to outnumber the natives. Backstreets still evocative of Belli’s and Trilussa’ s bitter-sweet poetry. A small, cosy world which still has that romantic…

Parking in Rome pics: Italian minivan drivers

22 April, 2020
Italian drivers might have a bad reputation overseas, but I’m going to say they are the world’s greatest parkers of cars I’ve ever seen. I have seen vehicles get into spaces you never thought even a motorcycle would fit. But…

Luxury villa up for sale near Rome

21 April, 2020
Near Rome (the famous raccordo anulare is just 22 km away) there’s a fabulous villa up for sale and this time we are talking about a unique manor house set in approx. 1 hectare of parklands; the property also comprises…

Sting and Symphonicity tour in Italy

21 April, 2020
Sting’s Symphonicity world tour will be in Italy in November, with appearances in Rome starting from November 10. It’s a prime opportunity to hear some of Sting’s best known tracks in a symphonic take as he appears with the Royal…

Food critics in Italy: Fernanda D'Arienza

20 April, 2020
Food criticism is big business in Italy, what with Slow Food’s Gambero Rosso, competition for Michelin stars and the rest. Which is why it’s refreshing to see a figure like Fernanda D’Arienza in the industry.Fernanda is a food critic by…

Colosseum on fire by Thyra Hilden and Pio Diaz

19 April, 2020
This amazing video shows the special effects of an optical illusion: the Colosseum on fire by two artists, Pio Diaz and Thyra Hilden. The video exhibition was on show for only three nights and was commissioned by Italy’s arts minister…

Drinking in Italy: Italian divas in photographic exhibition

18 April, 2020
We saw the famous kisses exhibition in Italy for Valentine’s Day, with international and Italian divas in scenes from well known films in amorous poses with their leading men. Another Valentine’s Day exhibition in Italy takes on just the fascination…

Happy Hour in Italy: bars, buffets and cocktails

18 April, 2020
All you can eat buffet and Happy Hour in Italy is the best! You can try Italian cocktails or a nice prosecco, paying a bit more for the drink and enjoying the Italian snacks available for free at the bar.…

Christmas shopping in Rome: transport links

17 April, 2020
Christmas shopping in Rome will provide you with one of those opportunities to troop the streets of the city, really getting to know Rome’s shopping districts as you buy for Christmas. The problem is that shopping in a big city…

Italy's best olive oil from Rome at Sabina

17 April, 2020
In some ways, the Italian olive oil industry is in crisis, but leaving aside the negative, Italy produces a quarter of the world’s olive oil. Meaning that Italian olive oil doesn’t just come from Umbria, Puglia or Tuscany. Today we…
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