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

A Guide to the Fountains in Rome and Why You Shouldn’t Miss them

A Guide to the Fountains in Rome and Why You Shouldn’t Miss them

View our guide to the fountains in Rome. Fountains are beloved by Italians and visitors alike so make sure you see them on your trip to Italy. ... Read More

Discovering the Jewish Quarter and Piazza Mattei in Rome

Discovering the Jewish Quarter and Piazza Mattei in Rome

When we say that the Jewish Quarter or Ghetto is one of the oldest parts of the city of Rome. Book your next trip to Italy with Italy Perfect. ... Read More

5 Marvelous Rooftop Bars in Rome

5 Marvelous Rooftop Bars in Rome

The timeless skyline of Rome is a joy to appreciate from one of these fascinating rooftop bars. Although Rome is called the Eternal City, you shouldn’t have to spend an eternity figuring out where to get an aperitivo and a great view, so that’s where we come in! Here’s our list of the five best ... Read More