Rome’s Most Beautiful Historic Bridges

Rome’s Most Beautiful Historic Bridges

Rome has an enchanting way of mixing the vibrancy of a modern life with reminders of the city’s ancient past. Enjoy a stroll along Rome’s historic bridges that are as intriguing historically as they are beautiful to admire. ... Read More

Visit These Rome Museums Virtually from Home

Visit These Rome Museums Virtually from Home

Whether you’re planning a trip to Rome or just missing Italy, the free virtual tours of Rome’s civic museums are perfect for an artistic coffee break. You might just discover some gems for your next visit to the Eternal City! ... Read More

A Guide to Rome’s Trastevere Neighborhood

A Guide to Rome’s Trastevere Neighborhood

Trastevere is one of those Roman neighborhoods that live up to all of the superlatives and cliches. Ivy-draped ochre buildings. Check. Narrow cobblestones streets. Check. Piazzas, markets and cafes filled with locals. Check. Even if it is only for a few days, you can live like a local with our Trastevere neighborhood guide. ... Read More

Etruscan Places: Even-More-Ancient Italy in the Roman Countryside

Etruscan Places: Even-More-Ancient Italy in the Roman Countryside

Ancient Roman relics are a common sight while traveling in Italy, but the history of Italy doesn’t start there. Long before the Romans ruled the peninsula there were the Etruscans, a civilization whose origins lay shrouded in mystery. While remnants from the Etruscans are found throughout the country, some of the most impressive sites are a stone’s throw away from Rome and make a perfect off-the-beaten-path day trip. ... Read More

Spaghetti Carbonara – Ultimate Comfort Food

Spaghetti Carbonara – Ultimate Comfort Food

Spaghetti alla Carbonara is a simple and delicious pasta dish considered a signature dish of Rome and made even more popular by lively debates on the most authentic recipe and its origins. Truth or Fiction? When we were children in Rome in the 1960s the story was that the dish is a simple preparation of ... Read More

Opera Houses in Italy: What to Know about Going to the Opera in Italy

Opera Houses in Italy: What to Know about Going to the Opera in Italy

Italy certainly has flair for the dramatic. It makes perfect sense that opera has its origins  here. Verdi and Puccini wrote stories filled with melodrama and heartbreak. The first opera was produced in Florence in 1598, with the original charter being developed in the actual room that forms part of La Camerata Fiorentina apartment from ... Read More

Movies and TV Shows to Inspire your Trip to Italy

Movies and TV Shows to Inspire your Trip to Italy

There is so much information to plow through when you are planning a trip to Italy. Do you head to your local library or bookstore for a pile of guide books? Maybe you prefer Instagram, saving posts that catch your eye. There are blog posts to read and podcasts to listen to. Now you can ... Read More

10 Great Places to see Art Exhibitions in Rome: Beyond the Vatican Museums

10 Great Places to see Art Exhibitions in Rome: Beyond the Vatican Museums

To help you explore more of Rome’s artistic treasures in Renaissance, we have put together this list of 10 great places to see art exhibitions in Rome. ... Read More

Exploring Rome’s Fascinating Monti Neighborhood

Exploring Rome’s Fascinating Monti Neighborhood

Anchored by some of Rome’s most important monuments and churches the Monti neighborhood  still retains its small neighborhood spirit. ... Read More

Rainy Day in Rome? Five Great Ways to Enjoy the Experience

Rainy Day in Rome? Five Great Ways to Enjoy the Experience

On the rare day when thunder rumbles and the skies open, we have a few suggestions on how to stay dry on a rainy day in Rome. ... Read More

Exploring the Spanish Steps Neighborhood in Rome

Exploring the Spanish Steps Neighborhood in Rome

If you’ve heard of the Spanish Steps in Rome, but haven’t seen them, you might be thinking: what’s so special about a staircase? ... Read More