Cannabis light: the confusing illusion of legal marijuana in Rome

Oh, the classic sights of Rome: ancient Roman ruins, cobblestone streets, picture-perfect restaurants, quaint leather shops, and… weed dispensaries. Tourists in the Eternal City may be taken aback by...

Lake Nemi: Pristine waters and an ancient mystery

Lake Nemi is a volcanic lake located in the Park of Castelli Romani, a rural pocket of the Lazio region. Lago di Nemi in Italian, Lake Nemi is 33 metres deep and nestled among the Colli Albani, the...

Getting to know the Castelli Romani: A beginner's guide

Il Parco Regionale dei Castelli Romani (The Regional Park of Roman Castles), is a scenic region located just outside of metropolitan Rome. The former stomping grounds of Roman elites, the area is kno...

A guide to Rome’s neighborhoods

“When in Rome, do as the Romans do,” as the well-worn saying goes… but how does one live like a Roman when there are so many neighborhoods to choose between? The Eternal City is home to dozens of nei...

A guide to Sorrento

Located near the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento is a must-visit destination for tourists who want to immerse themselves in the Southern Mediterranean lifestyle. Sorrento is a small town with a population of 1...

Rome to reopen river Tiber beach for summer 2020

Tiberis returns to Rome river bank for third year. Rome is seeking private sponsorship to reopen Tiberis, the city's artificial beach on the banks of the river Tiber, reports online newspaper RomaTod...

Things you can do at a Tabaccheria in Italy

A tabaccheria, or “tabacchi” for short, is a small quasi-convenience store that can simultaneously be a cafe, tourist trinket-shop, mini post office, and more--or none of the above.  First time visit...

Trulli houses, the dry-stone huts in Puglia

The Trulli houses of Alberobello are dry-stone huts that are located in the Puglia region. The Trulli are considered a historic site because of its history dating back to the 14h century. There are...

Meaning and history of the Italian word Ciao

One of the most well known Italian greetings throughout the world is the informal greeting known as "Ciao." It is known for being used as either "hello" or "goodbye" between family members, friends,...

A guide to Ponza Island in Italy

Ponza is the largest of the Pontine Islands, the string of tiny islands located off the coast of the Lazio region in Italy. Ponza is a popular summer vacation destination for Italians, especially Rom...

The history of the Italian national flag

The Italian flag, or “Il Tricolore,” is one of the most recognisable flags in the world.With its trio of green, white, and red splashed across Italian restaurant signs all over the world and printed o...

How to buy tickets for the Borghese Gallery

How to buy tickets for the Borghese Gallery As we already know, getting into the Galleria Borghese is not as easy as it looks. If you previously made an attempt to buy an online ticket at the officia...

5 Best Apps to learn Italian

At the touch of our fingertips we have access to millions of apps. The world’s most popular social media, games and news. Now, those of you looking for a more useful way to spend screen time, there is...

Caffe corretto, an Italian tradition

The contribution of Italy to the coffee scene is undeniable. Italians have influenced the planet with their tradition, passion....and their caffe corretto. So what exactly is a Caffè corretto? E...

Authentic Italian Wedding Traditions

Italy is a classic destination for wedding ceremonies, as the country beams with stunning architecture, natural landscapes and heritage villages. Traditions are deeply ingrained in the Italian lifest...
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