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Advice for Visiting the Vatican Museums

Advice for Visiting the Vatican Museums

Are you travelling to Rome soon and want to visit the Vatican Museums? Home to several centuries of art and history, they house some of the leading collections in Europe. However, there are several things to bear in mind before going to the Vatican Museums or Saint Peter’s Basilica. more ...

Rome tourist guide

Rome tourist guide

They say that Rome wasn’t built in a day, and the city’s tourist attractions can’t all be visited in a day, either, but here we’ve whipped up a five-minute guide to some of the main sights of Rome. more ...

Rome at its most romantic for couples

Rome at its most romantic for couples

Cobbled streets, hundreds of flavours of ice cream, stunning sunsets, monumental fountains… You could easily fall in love with the capital of Italy itself, but today we’re going to look at some magic spots for snatching a kiss from your partner, places that bring your inner Cupid to life. more ...

How to Get to Rome from the Airport

How to Get to Rome from the Airport

Travellers flying to Rome often ask themselves: Fiumicino or Ciampino? No, we’re not talking about secret ingredients to make the perfect pizza. These are Rome’s two main airports. If you’re still not sure which one is more convenient for you or if you’ve already booked a flight but don’t know how to get to Rome from the airport, we’re here to tell you how. more ...

When in Rome, eat as the Romans do: a guide to local dishes

When in Rome, eat as the Romans do: a guide to local dishes

There’s no denying that one of the joys of Italy is its cuisine. Subtle, rich in flavours and nuances, Italian cooking is very popular all over the world. If you want to eat in Rome like the Romans do, you’ll need to know some of the typical dishes. Here’s a list to help. more ...

A Tour of Baroque Rome

A Tour of Baroque Rome

When you think of Rome you immediately picture the Coliseum, the ruins of the Imperial Forum… But the Italian capital has had many other moments of splendour, including the Baroque period, in the 17th century, when several popes promoted artwork in Rome by funding great architects, such as Bernini and Borromini. more ...

Top 10 Things to Do in Rome

Top 10 Things to Do in Rome

Going to Rome and unsure about what to visit? Understandable, there is a lot to see and not enough time to see it all. To take the stress out of deciding what to see and do we’ve come up with our Top 10 things to do in Rome list. It’s a nice mix of very touristy to only a little touristy. Take a look and let us know what you think. more ...

Five things you never knew about the Trevi Fountain: history, fascinating facts and legends

Five things you never knew about the Trevi Fountain: history, fascinating facts and legends

English traveller and poet Percy B. Shelley said “the fountains are enough to justify a trip to Rome”. And he was right—the Italian capital is full of lovely fountains: La Fontana della Barcaccia, the Four Rivers Fountain in Piazza Navona, the Fountain of the Tritons… but none of them is as famous as the Trevi Fountain. Here are some interesting facts and figures about it. more ...

How to use the public transport system in Rome

How to use the public transport system in Rome

The Eternal City is at your feet, and you can’t wait to see all the interesting things it has to offer. Just one question: how do you get there? Here, we provide a handy “travel 101” guide to the buses, trams and trains in Rome. more ...

Exploring Rome with Kids

Exploring Rome with Kids

Whilst Italians generally love children, their cities do not and Rome is a good example of this. Stairs, traffic, long lines, stroller unfriendly cobble stones are just some of the problems which you may encounter. This shouldn’t put you off from taking the kids to Rome as there are a plethora of activities for the children to enjoy. Let’s have a look at some of the activities for kids in Rome. more ...

Christmas in Rome 2013

Christmas in Rome 2013

Christmas in Rome is celebrated in a very special way. The magic that takes over its ancient landmarks and patrons of the art is especially potent this festive time of year. Christmas trees are set up in the squares, multicoloured lights decorate the streets and there are bustling markets, traditional celebrations, shows and music. All this and more in Rome, the great place to go away for a Christmas break. more ...

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