What's on in Rome this summer?

A short guide to the best events and things to do in Rome during summer 2022. Summer is in full swing in Rome as the city welcomes back a whole swathe of cultural events and festivals that were eithe...

Best Rooftop Terraces in Rome

A guide to the best rooftop 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 o...

The best outlet shopping in and around Rome

Rome Outlet Shopping Guide Rome has experienced an influx of designer- discount pop- ups, targeted mostly to tourists, along main shopping arteries such as Via del Corso, as historic shops close.  ...

Best pizza in Rome

From al taglio on-the-go to a sit-down dinner with friends. Here are our suggestions on where to find the best pizza in Rome.  Quite what the Italians manage to achieve from a circle of bread and che...

Why do school vacations in Italy last three months?

School is out! Parents have almost 14 consecutive weeks in front of them to manage their children.  School ends, along comes summer and the search for camps for children and teens, some 5 million of...

Getty saves Barberini treasures

The Los-Angeles based foundation donated 250,000 euros to restore the Great Throne RoomConstantine triumphant in divine light, Maxentius overwhelmed by the fury of decline, Bacchus and Ariadne dance.I...

Villa Farnese at Caprarola: enchanting day trip from Rome

The Farnese palace above Lago di Vico in north Lazio is a monument to the Farnese family and to the Mannerist style.The Monti Cimini with their volcanic lakes of Lago di Vico and Lago di Bolsena lie a...

World No-Tobacco Day: smokers in Italy increase

There are 800,000 more smokers in Italy than in 2019.  Never have there been so many since 2006. Almost one in four Italians smoke, 24.2 percent of the population.  The data from the Higher Instit...

A quick guide to Portofino

Our little guide to Portofino: What to do, where to eat, and the must-see spots Ask an Italian what he or she thinks of Portofino, and he or she will probably tell you that it is at its best off-seas...

A scary trend in Rome: historic stores from Feltrinelli to Frachi are closing

Residents fear the closure of Feltrinelli bookstore is just the tip of the iceberg Shutters are being permanently lowered in Via Nazionale, Via del Corso, Via Frattina, and even along streets in Prat...

All you need to know about the Puglia region in Italy

An in- depth and honest guide to vacationing in PugliaDreamlike bays, stone villages, olive groves, wilderness, unique architecture and four UNESCO sites, one more fascinating than the other. Puglia i...

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 Roman...

The 9 Best Bars in Monti

The Monti district rivals other areas of Rome for its nightlife and bar scene. Monti is full of lots of things: hipsters, kids, bikers, tourists trying to get photos of hanging ivy - all of which may...

Rome’s best fountains

A guide to some of the most beautiful and fascinating fountains that you can find in Rome.Water was a sacred gift from the gods for ancient Romans.  The word fountain, “fontana” in Italian, is rooted...

The Trevi Fountain: Rome's most beautiful fountain

All you need to know about the most beautiful fountain in Rome: The Trevi Fountain. The English poet Percy Blythe Shelley said that "fountains are enough to justify a trip to Rome".  And he was right....

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