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FAI Spring Days Open Landmarks for Free in Rome & Surroundings on March 22-23


FAI, Italy’s National Trust, opens the doors of landmarks usually closed to the public on March 22-23. Free of charge, you have guided tours of 6 locations in Rome and 2 near the Eternal City. This year’s theme of the Open Spring Days is the bi-millenary anniversary of Augustus.   AUGUSTUS The Forum of Augustus, […]

No Public 2014 Carnival in Rome. Our Favorite Nearby Alternative Celebrations

Ronciglione - Lazio's best Carnival

The Rome city hall decided not to refund the carnival activities this year. Cuts in local government spending are weighing on the 2014 shows and celebrations and therefore this Carnival will only feature private parties and events. The crews who used liven up downtown Rome during the previous Carnivals went to Fano, in the Marche […]

September 2013: the Best Events in Rome and Surroundings


You can still feel summer in Rome during September. Hot sunny days are the rule. Schools start in the middle of the month and until that time the city looks pretty lazy and quiet. The atmosphere is relaxed and nights are refreshing enough. It is not a coincidence that September is a peak month in […]

Rome’s Museums and Landmarks Stay Open until Midnight Next Saturday, August 31


Some of the Eternal City’s museums and archaeology sites will be open until midnight the last Saturday of the month until January 2014. The initiative is by the Heritage Ministry, therefore, it will only involve state-owned sites. Usual admission charges apply. This month, the last Saturday falls on August 31. And here are our tips […]

Summer 2013: Despite the Heat, Rome Offers Many Events in July!

castle s.angelo by night

The summer has definitively started and the rising temperature are clear evidence of that. But very few people seem to have left Rome. Business as usual, and entertainment as usual in the Eternal City in July! Here’s our selection of some of the most interesting events in Rome and surroundings.   Extraordinary openings Two of […]

Summer 2013: June Best Events in Rome & Surroundings


It’s still cold and raining but we are, definitely are, sure that summer is about to arrive. Long, sunny, hot days seem so far away but don’t worry this is going to happen soon as June is the first summer month in Rome. Here is a round-up of what we think are the most interesting events of the month […]

Habemus Papam! Francis, the Argentinean Bergoglio


When the old, pale, thin Cardinal Tauran came out of that window, more than an hour after the white smoke, silence came down on the square that had been teeming with joy and screaming for hours and hours despite the incessant rain. When Tauran started speaking in Latin and pronounced the words Georgium Marium, the first and […]

How’s Pope Benedict XVI’s retreat? Let’s discover Castel Gandolfo!


No Angelus this Sunday in St Peter’s square. Nor any display of Benedict XVI in Castel Gandolfo, his new retreat. The pope is presumably very tired and will avoid any appearance in public at least until the new pontiff is elected. But we are sure that he will not get bored during the two months he […]

March in Rome: Some of the Best Events Not To Be Missed


March is going to be a very exciting and hectic month here in Rome. So many crucial things going on…   NEW LEADERS BY EASTER A huge establishment reshuffle is expected on both shores of the Tiber, i.e. at the Vatican and for our national government and Parliament. Italy’s general elections on February 24-25 will determine […]

Skiing Near Rome is Easy and Fun, Try Campo Felice!


There are several skiing destinations near Rome. But one is in our opinion by far the most convenient: Campo Felice. [1] Perfect for a day trip, we particularly recommend you to go there on a working day when there are few people on the ski slopes.   GETTING THERE It is very easy to reach […]

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