A study commissioned by the city of Rome surveyed the views of Romans as to what the city should do better to attract more tourists.
The results are as follows: 42% of respondents wish for better safety on the road, … Continue Reading
The ladies over at Eternally Cool, one of our favourite blogs about Rome, have a knack for discovering otherwise well-kept secrets in Rome’s world of art and design. Now, they have shared with the world that the Vatican has launched a high-resolution, interactive, virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel: … Continue Reading
Searching for accommodation in these times can seem like a dream come true. Everything you search for is available and seems discounted.
What could go wrong? In this article, we discuss the issues to keep in mind when planning and booking your trip, and how you might avoid and resolve them to ensure you really enjoy your trip – instead of just live through it. … Continue Reading
Trastevere. Oh, it is so incredibly charming, magical, and picturesque. And exactly bohemian enough to appeal to just about everyone. Or so says every guidebook in the universe. The proof: Hundreds of tourists traipsing through the narrow streets, exclaiming “Oh, how pretty”, and “isn’t it beautiful”, and then later having pizza on the street, surrounded by countless Germans, Americans, and French people, and feeling oh-so italian. … Continue Reading
The winter sales are imminent!
On 2 January, retailers will start discounting their items – increasingly as the weeks go on. What a wonderful time of year the sales are – for me anyway – I cannot wait to dig through the bargains to find a Dolce & Gabbana dress for 50 EUR , or a pair of Armani sunglasses for even less.
Sounds consumerist? … Continue Reading
The vulgarity of the tourist-trap that has become Piazza Navona continues to irritate me. I love all the little streets surrounding Piazza Navona, but have resorted to avoiding the piazza itself in favour of daydreaming about its former atmosphere of quiet and majestic beauty.
But let me explain. … Continue Reading
There are a number of bookstores in Rome selling English books.
Some are large and modern, located in contemporary palazzi, with elevators and computer-clad information desks, making you feel as though you really are living in the 21st century. Others are tiny, occupying unlikely spaces in medieval buildings, … Continue Reading
Via del Governo Vecchio is just another picturesque and cobbled ancient alley in the heart of Rome – or is it?
As the surprisingly unpretentious main artery of the district aroung Piazza Navona, Via del Governo Vecchio has retained its evocative atmosphere. … Continue Reading
Visiting Rome over Christmas is a different way to spend the holidays. The weather is rather mild compared to the conditions in European countries north of Italy, and although some winter days in Rome are grey and rainy, the sun does come out often enough, even allowing people to enjoy lunch outdoors. … Continue Reading
The Vatican Museums, in Viale Vaticano in Rome, inside the Vatican City, are among the greatest museums in the world, since they display works from the immense collection built up by the Roman Catholic Church throughout the centuries.
Pope Julius II founded the museums in the 16th century. … Continue Reading
I never knew the minute I stepped off the train from Grosseto at Rome’s Termini station in late June 2012 that six month’s later I would be planning a move to the Eternal City.
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