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Underground Rome and the catacombs

Underground Rome and the catacombs

Rome, the eternal city, has been built on various levels, raising new buildings on old foundations and on top of centuries of history, layer by layer. Hidden under the ground and far away from the stunning marble structures exposed to the light of the sun is the Rome underground amassing mysteries and a wealth of great historical and cultural value. These are some of the spaces in underground Rome…. more ...

Cool off with a Gelato in Rome

Cool off with a Gelato in Rome

The weather on a summer day in Rome can be stifling; many a red faced tourist can be seen sweltering under the unforgiving sun. Short of doing your best La Dolce Vita impersonation and jumping into Trevi fountain to cool down the best way to escape the heat is with a gelato. To help you cool down here is our guide to where to get the best gelato in Rome. more ...

Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary Rome 2013

Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary Rome 2013

The walls of the coliseum in Rome are set to shake to the sound of rolling thunder when thousands of Harley-Davidson enthusiasts roll into Rome. Drawn to Rome from the far flung corners of Europe they are set to lay siege to the historic centre of the eternal city as they celebrate the Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary from the 13th to the 16th of June 2013. more ...

Recommended Apartments in the Centre of Rome

Recommended Apartments in the Centre of Rome

Location is important but it’s not everything. In the case of the cities like Rome in which there are many cobble stoned street pedestrian zones and an enormous number of things to see, it makes a big difference having a centrally located apartment. more ...

Brueghel. Wonders of Flemish Art Exhibition in Rome 2013

Brueghel. Wonders of Flemish Art Exhibition in Rome 2013

“Brueghel, Wonders of Flemish Art” is one of the most eagerly awaited exhibitions in Rome this year. Dedicated to the celebrated dynasty of artists, this exceptional exhibition allows some of the finest pieces of art from the Flemish Golden Age to be seen in the Italian Capital. The exhibition will be in the Chiostro del Bramante until the 2nd of June 2013. more ...

Why are there Egyptian Obelisks in Rome?

Why are there Egyptian Obelisks in Rome?

Rome is full of interesting aretfacts. If you have ever wandered the streets of the Italian Capital or looked at photos your friends have taken of Rome during their visit, what may have caught your eye is the large number of Egyptian obelisks scattered around the city. In fact Rome is the city with the largest number of obelisks in the world. more ...

Exploring the clubs and bars in Rome

Exploring the clubs and bars in Rome

Rome is a classic in more than one sense of the word. But how does this classicism translate when the sun goes down and the children of the eternal city come out to play? Despite not being as hedonistic as other European cities like Berlin or Prague, Rome is still full of clubs, bars and places to go out, many of which seamlessly transform into cafes during the day. We’ve already talked you through a couple of our favourite places to go out, now let’s take an overview of the clubs and bars in Rome. more ...

The best cafes in Rome

The best cafes in Rome

Rome, among other things, is famous for its coffee. Strong, potent and aromatic, whether it’s a quick hit of espresso or relishing in a long, slow coffee with friends that you’re after, the cafes in Rome are a great place to enjoy this centuries-old drink in the conditions it deserves. more ...

3 interesting things to do in Rome

3 interesting things to do in Rome

Rome is a charming city and is observed even more from some places thanks to optical illusions transforming certains point in the city into something different. Legends, secret locations, original views…The eternal city is full of them. Here are three interesting things for you to do during your stay in Rome. more ...

A romantic Valentine’s Day in Rome

A romantic Valentine’s Day in Rome

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and there is nothing like a romantic getaway to spend this special day with your partner. One of the most romantic destinations today is without doubt, Rome, not only for its beautiful and ancient architecture that makes any romantic stroll down the streets of the city with your partner truly romantic, but also its history. Valentine’s Day originates from this beautiful city about 18 centuries ago. Either way, here are a few suggestions for a perfect and romantic day in Rome. more ...

Celebrate a traditional Christmas in Rome

Celebrate a traditional Christmas in Rome

Christmas is without a doubt our favourite time of year, as you may have noticed. Everywhere is decorated, adorned and lit up to mark this festive season, and many places celebrate with an all-out party, whilst others celebrate the Christmas season with a more family orientated approach. Some you of may prefer more popular destinations to spend your New Year such as New York, London, and Paris which are fabulous destinations, however cities such as enchanting Seville, and beautiful Florence comprise some of our favourite places to visit during this festive season. And, Rome is no exception. Imagine spending Christmas in a city with festive decorations ands lights adorning the remnants of its imperial past, because Rome at Christmas is as equally stunning and the atmosphere dominating the city so enchanting thus, this holiday season we recommend that you take a trip to Rome if what you would like to do is celebrate a family and traditional Christmas this year. Here are some things you can do as well during your visit to this Italian city; more ...

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