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There is Much More than the Vatican and the Colosseum!

Halloween 2014 in Rome: Parties, Music, Muertos and Kids Activities


In Rome for Halloween? Even if it’s not an official holiday, but just a recently imported one there are many Halloween parties and events, private and public, in Rome. And bear in mind that we celebrate a national holiday on Saturday, November 1st.   Compared with the last few years we notice an increase in […]

Rome’s Best Pizza is Not Roman! Our Top Ten


How many times have you thought of Rome as the cradle of Italian food, as the best place to try it in all forms and shapes? How many blogs, articles and tours tell you the wonders of Roman food? Too many, I am afraid as Rome is one of the worst places in Italy with […]

The 9th Edition of Rome’s Intl Film Festival Kicks Off on Oct. 16

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The ninth edition of the Rome Film Fest is about to start. It will run from October 16 to the 25th. On October 26 there will be replays of the Rome Film Fest’s winning movies. Tickets are already on sale. The budget is even smaller than last year and it looks less International than it […]

October 2014 in Rome, Our Choice of the Best Events In Town


October is one of the best times of the year to enjoy Rome and it marks the start of the exhibition season here. Everything works at full speed after the summer recess that can last until September in Rome. Here is what we recommend you to see and do. If you like something that is […]

Henri Cartier-Bresson Retrospective Exhibition on Display at Ara Pacis thru Jan. 2015


Ten years after his death, Rome and Paris celebrate the great French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson with a retrospective exhibition. Hosted first and designed by the Centre Pompidou of Paris this oeuvre has just landed in Rome’s Ara Pacis exposition space. We love the photographer, one of the most important of the 20th century, and the […]

Escher, the magician of hyper-evocative design, on show in Rome


Real and reflected worlds overlap between dream and geometry, invention and visual perception, imagination and detailed observation in Maurits Cornelis Escher’s oeuvre. From today you can admire 150 works by the Dutch graphic scholar at Chiostro del Bramante. This major anthological exhibition puts his artistic language into context, recounting the network of cultural worlds that […]

Head To Frascati on September 21 for Cantine Aperte And Discover Rome’s Wine Country


Harvest is in full swing this weekend in Frascati and along with this comes the perfume in the air of the must while freshly pressed grapes invade the senses. Three wineries are opening free to the public for ‘Cantine Aperte’ on the 21st September (Harvest addition). A chance to get a taste not only of […]

Bimillenary Anniversary of Augustus’s Death: Wasted Opportunity for Rome


How not to celebrate a worldwide history and archaeology event. This is the lesson tourism operators can draw from Rome’s so called celebrations for the bimillenary of Augustus’s death of August 19. Too bad the first measures to properly hail this big event were taken eight years ago, in 2006. What did we get? Basically […]

Rome Fiumicino Airport To Be Served by High-Speed Trains From All Over Italy in December

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36 million passengers this year, twice as many in 2020. These are the (ambitious) plans for Rome’s intercontinental airport, Leonardo da Vinci. In order to double the number of passenger, better connections with the rest of the country are crucial. And as of now reaching Rome FCO from another city takes so much time that […]

Night Visits at Villa d’Este with Renaissance/Baroque Food, Fashion Exhibit and Concerts This Summer!

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After our post about Hadrian’s Villa here we are again to give you further reasons to visit Tivoli during the summer. This time it’s Villa d’Este’s turn, the Renaissance Villa that is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During the summer you can admire the villa, its park and fountains also at night on Fridays and […]

Rome’s 2nd Theme Park, Cinecittà World, Is All About Cinema & Opens in A Few Days


  We seriously think that in order to get an amount of tourists comparable to Paris and London’s Rome needs to attract people who are not specifically interested in art, religion, culture and archaeology. And one of the way to increase the number of visitors to the Eternal City is to diversify our leisure and […]

July 2014 in Rome: the month of al fresco events!


  After a rainy June, we expect July to be a truly summer month with lots of sunny and dry days. Therefore, most of the events will unfold outdoor. Here is a list of activities that start in July (much more that this goes on in July but it was presented in our previous stories). […]

Revolution in Rome’s Landmarks: Rules, Fees and Opening Hours Change from July 1


How annoying is the “no photo” sign? Forget about it next time you enter a state-run museum, monument or archaeological area in Rome (and the rest of Italy). From July 1 this prohibition is abolished, freedom! The new culture minister has just changed many rules concerning tariffs, opening hours and other aspects of our heritage […]

Soccer World Cup 2014: Where To Watch the Games (and much more) in Rome!


There we are for the World Cup 2014. It’s our first story on the biggest soccer event on earth since four years ago we were not online yet. And, honestly in 2010 Italy really sucked as it went out after the preliminary rounds. We’re quite confident this time Italy will do better than four years […]

Hadrian’s Villa Greets You With a Greek Art Exhibit and a Festival This Summer


The town of Tivoli, near Rome, has the great privilege of hosting two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Renaissance Villa d’Este and the ancient Roman Hadrian’s Villa. There is also a third Villa, Villa Gregoriana, a very wild place with some archaeology relics, but that has no UNESCO label. In any case, Tivoli is by […]

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