Best Rooftop Terraces in Rome

During those hot summer nights in Rome, there’s nowhere better for aperitivo or a quick end-of-the-night tipple than a rooftop terrace bar with panoramic views of the city. Some will have the best...

Best ice-cream in Rome

Think of Rome and the first three things that spring to mind are: the Colosseum, vespas and…gelato.  But as every visitor to the eternal city soon discovers, there’s a huge difference between the n...

Rome’s most beautiful fountains

Every summer, like sirens on the sea, they lure tourists to their peril. Rome’s fountains constantly hit the headlines due to misbehaving foreigners diving naked or partially clothed into their coo...

Must-see museums in Rome

The city of Rome is an historical treasure trove. You could spend an entire lifetime here and still not manage to see everything it has to offer.  Paintings, sculptures, tapestries, frescoes, furni...

Best pizza in Rome

Quite what the Italians manage to achieve from a circle of bread and cheese is still something of a wonder to we stranieri. And like an amply-stuffed crust, Rome is fully capable of satisfying any fo...

The centro sociale: Rome’s working class hero?

If the imposing Aurelian walls could speak, they would tell tales of heroes and villains, power and betrayal, invading enemies, sacred rituals and the cut-and-thrust of trade and politics. But the loo...

Rome’s best piazzas and palazzos

The summertime is when Rome really comes alive and showcases everything it has to offer. From open-air concerts to simple strolls, time spent in the city’s squares will certainly make your summer a m...

Romanesco: A guide to Roman dialect

 If you’ve been studying Italian, you’re probably eager to try out your new linguistic skills on the locals. But on coming to Rome, you might hear some unexpected versions of what you’ve learned in...

Scams to avoid when visiting Rome

As one of the world’s most beautiful and intriguing cities, Rome consistently attracts millions of tourists every year. But with such a large number of visitors to the city each month, there are alwa...

Life as an Expat in Rome

Life as an expat: the highs and lows of living in Rome. With all the history, culture, splendour and fabulous food, it’s easy for foreigners to get swept away by Rome’s particular brand of Italian ch...

Roma Sud VS Roma Nord

Rome: a tale of two cities? In many major cities across the globe, there often exists a north-south divide which is not simply geographical. While it is most commonly displayed as playful banter, suc...

Dating in Rome: Do’s and Don’ts

Did you come to Rome hoping to meet an Italian stallion who would whisk you off your feet with candlelit dinners and whispers of sweet nothings in your ear?  Then lucky you – you’re in the right plac...

A brief history of Villa Ada

Villa Ada is the second largest park in the city of Rome following closely behind the Villa Doria Pamphilj. Often referred to as a green lung of Rome due to its large scale and shape, the vast and hil...

A night out in Trastevere

Rome’s district of Trastevere is perhaps the most lively and vibrant sector of the city in terms of nightlife. Sitting on the right bank of the Tiber river and just South of the Vatican City, Trasteve...

Alternative places to study in Rome

With the spring semester in full force, finding new places to study could be a good way to boost work ethic. Taking a break from the library or the house and discovering a new environment might seem i...

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