Love During the Lockdown

The Coronavirus has changed everything. There is no more work or school, and now, it feels like there is no more freedom.  Lives have been reduced to just staying at home. Even though the lockdown...

A Day in the Life of the Italian Lockdown

If you are one of the brave souls leaving your home for a quick errand, there are a couple of things that you need to know.  Since Italian premier Giuseppe Conte announced Italy’s nationwide shutdown...

Diary of a US student who chose to remain in Rome

My dad tapped his fingers, on the steering wheel, to the beat of some heavy metal song. My mom sat in the seat behind me, ranting about me making friends on the plane and sticking with them while abro...

Where to buy shoes in Rome

What kind of shoes a real Italian wears really comes down to personal preference. Here’s a handful of places to buy shoes in Rome. A quick internet search of “shoes in Rome” will illicit hundreds of...

Palazzo Massimo alle Terme in Rome

  Designed in the neo-Renaissance style by Camillo Pistrucci, the Palazzo Massimo alle Terme was built between 1883 and 1887. Until 1960, the building was a college for Jesuit fathers, and the Italia...

Little Hitler costume shocks in Piazza Navona carnival

This photograph, taken in Piazza Navona last night and published on La Repubblica, shows a boy dressed as a little dictator for Carnevale. Hat, boots, tie, and authoritative mustache put in evidence h...

Reserva, the South American restaurant in Rome

Reserva is clearly a passion project for its Italian owners. Earthy colours such as turquoise, stone gray and brick red feature in this city- center restaurant that was designed to stimulate the appet...

13 Most Beautiful Places on the Amalfi Coast

On the southern shore of the Sorrentino Peninsula, the Amalfi Coast stretches from the Gulf of Naples to the Gulf of Salerno. Here, the land is recognized for its towering mountains and pebbly shore...

The Conero Regional Natural Park

Halfway up the Italian Peninsula, in the region of Le Marche, rests the Conero Regional Natural Park. This nature reserve lies three hours by car from Rome and 20 km south of Ancona, commonly referred...

The Via Francigena, an ancient pilgrim route

In the Middle Ages, it was the road that brought pilgrims from Canterbury to Rome. The Italian section today is a journey through some of the most fascinating places in the boot. On foot, you don’t ne...

Mexican restaurants in Rome

Step inside one of these three delicious Mexican-inspired but locally-owned mexican restaurants, right here in the heart of Rome.  It is common knowledge that Rome possesses some of the most famous a...

How to visit Galleria Borghese in Rome

Originating from the 17th century, Cardinal Scipione Borghese, nephew of Pope Paul V, began collecting the art of the ancient world, a collection that is known today as the Borghese Collection housed...

How to buy tickets for the Vatican Museum

 What’s included in a ticket to the Vatican Museum? A ticket purchased for the Vatican Museum automatically grants access into the Sistine Chapel, where Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam is painted...

Visiting Val d’Orcia: our two day guide

A Unesco heritage site since 1991, Val d'Orcia was considered by Renaissance artists to be the place that most perfectly expresses the balance between Man and Nature.  You don’t need a masters in Art...

Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli

Among the lush hills and cascading waterfalls of the Lazio region lies Hadrian’s Villa. Only 30 kilometres north-east of Rome, this second-century archaeological site was built on 120 hectares of land...
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