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Rome City Hall Designs Three Walking Itineraries Based on “The Great Beauty” Scenes


Rome’s Mayor Ignazio Marino delivered his promise and the Oscar-winning movie the Great Beauty has turned into three tours for locals and tourists. The movie Roman Holiday in 1953 showed Rome’s squares and beauty for the first time while seven years later Fellini’s La Dolce Vita shed light on Roman souls. Allen’s To Rome With […]

The Great Beauty, More Show than Movie, Has Just Turned Into Rome’s Trendiest Tour


We’re not big fans of this movie nor of its director Sorrentino but we can’t help writing about it and see if and what effects it will have on our city. We saw this film in Autumn, before it started collecting international awards, and found it too ambitious and extreme. Hugely helped by Rome’s beauty, […]

March 2014: The Best events of the month in Rome


March is still a Carnival month this year. Tuesday the 4th marks the end of Carnival, with a follow-up on the 9th in Poggio Mirteto, near Rome. But March in Rome offers much more than that, here are our picks!   MUSIC Let’s start with the music scene, particularly interesting this month.   The British […]

Valentine’s Day in Rome: Our Tips For the Most Romantic Week-End of 2014!


Paris, Venice or Rome? Which is most romantic? Well, we let you choose, but if many of you pick Rome, we would like to help you finding the right things to do to impress your better half.   For a historical review of why Rome has a lot to do with Valentine’s Day and who […]

February 2014 in Rome: Valentine’s Day, Six Nations, Carnival and Much More!


Being the coldest month of the year, we really hope that February will stop the never-ending rain to bring us snow! It may be hard to believe, but Rome in white is even more beautiful.   2014 has a late Carnival Season, and unfortunately will not feature any official city-wide celebrations this year [updated post […]

The Christmas Holidays End on January 6 in Rome with a Long Epiphany Week-End


January 6 traditionally marks the end of the Christmas holidays in Italy, and Rome is no exception. But this is also a festive day as we celebrate the Epiphany (Befana in Italian). Nowadays, this is no longer a very popular holiday but through the 1970s it was the most important of the Christmas feasts in […]

Celebrating NYE in Rome: Parties and Concerts to Greet the New Year


FREE STREET PARTIES The New Year’s Eve street free party on the backdrop of the Colosseum was a traditional downtown appointment in Rome. Due to the underground works, this huge event (tens of thousands of people usually show up) moves to Circus Maximus. Mostly Italian artists will be on stage. We particularly like Nina Zilli […]

Restaurant Calendar for Your 2013 Christmas Holidays in Rome


Some restaurants in Rome close for the Christmas holidays, including many of our favorite ones. They take advantage of the low season, since Romans have long, heavy meals with family from December 24 and many lunches and dinners with friends and colleagues the week before Christmas. Therefore, few locals eat out from December 24 to […]

Conquering Rome; The Study Abroad Experience


It has been four months that I have been a resident and student of Rome. Four months of a foreign country, four months of getting lost, four months of trying to fit together bits and pieces of a completely different language, four months of new experiences, new scenery, new lessons, new food and new friends, […]

Gnocchi Night in Rome: Supporting Local Farmers in a Delicious Way


As it gets colder and colder, nothing can quite compare to a hot and fresh homemade meal. And when the ingredients are grown locally, the taste is so much sweeter. This past weekend, I was able to attend a cooking class in the Trastevere area of Rome. For a few hours, cultures united to prepare […]

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