800 guided tours in 145 sites, 34 special events, 8 bike tours, 4 workshops for kids, 4 installations, 4 construction yards. All coordinated by 300 volunteers. These are the numbers of Open House Roma 2013, the second edition of this entirely free initiative whose main aim is to show the architecture and design beauties of [...]
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 [...]
Visiting Rome in August has been more common in recent years. It’s a growing trend since the crisis has hit and finding a good rate for a hotel is much easier in the hottest part of the year than in any other month (January and February excluded). The economic crisis also means that there will [...]
Fashion District & Rainbow MagicLand are not enough for Valmontone: it’s got new ambitious projects….
Rainbow MagicLand, the recreation park of Valmontone, the biggest in the Rome area, re-opens today after the winter break and we thought it was a good occasion to review the latest and future developments of the tourism sector in this town which is more and more becoming an alternative travel destination to Rome. Alternative meaning different from [...]
Do you remember the tourism tax so many people wrote and complained about in January? Its impact was nil. Well, we never posted anything on it as we knew it was a marginal issue and we thought it was used by some just to shed a bad light on Rome. The summer is well on [...]
Another luxury hotel will be inaugurated in the next few months. It is Palazzo Montemartini, the former headquarters of ATAC, the local transport company, conveniently located near the railway station, Termini. The mansion’s 18th century building has undergone a restyling, it has become a hotel that unites the classic elements of marble, stucco works and its antique facade with [...]
This is the most common form of accommodation here in Rome. Hotels often have nice locations, some have panoramic views of the city, others boast its great interior design. All of them offer services for the lazy or inexperienced tourist. A few also have swimming pools and the bigger hotels have taxi parking facilities just [...]