Rose Island: a true and incredible Italian story

The story of the Italian Republic's only act of invasion. Italian director Sydney Sibilia's latest film, The Incredible Story of Rose Island, is the story of the Republic of Roses, an independent sta...

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, furnishin...

Spelacchio: Rome’s Christmas tree in doubt due to Italy’s covid-19 rules

Covid-19 threatens to dampen the Christmas spirit in Rome this year. Christmas in Rome in 2020 was never going to be anything like other years, due to the shadow of covid-19, but now there is a quest...

Exploring Rome on a budget

Welcome to your guide for spending a day exploring the gorgeous city of Rome and only taking a small handful of money with you. This is Exploring Rome on a budget!    Please note, this guide is desi...

Where to surf in Italy

Italian swells draw all kinds of surfers, not only from the beautiful little towns perched along the dramatic coastlines, but from all over the world.  Let's be honest. When people visit Italy, they...

10 classic Italian proverbs to master

Whether it’s about daily habits, manners or human nature in general, Italians have some very classic proverbs that seem to fit any circumstance. Some of them very international, some more local and...

Arrosticini: flavors from Abruzzo

If you’re craving a trip around the world – or even just outside of Rome, you may be experiencing “travel fever” along with thousands of other expats, nomads, and free spirits internationally. Whil...

The ex Mattatoio experience. Exploring Testaccio's slaughterhouse

“I don’t think we should be here,” Charlie says, glancing nervously at the monstrous brick buildings looming in front of us. Their shadows, cast by the weak yellow light of flickering street lamps, sp...

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...
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