My Rome food walking tour: how to experience Roman food like a local

Amazing off the beaten path Rome food walking tour in Testaccio, one of Rome most food rich neighborhoods, with Savor Italy Tours. How it went and why I strongly suggest it. As an Italy travel blogger, I recently got in touch with the owner of Savor Italy tours.  She invited me to join their Rome …

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How to visit Castel Sant’Angelo, Rome, and why you shouldn’t miss it

Castel Sant’Angelo is a not to be missed sight. His 20 centuries of history are intimately linked to Rome, views from the top are great and child love it! A visit to Castel Sant’angelo is usually not in the bucket list of rushy Roman travellers. That’s surprising, because few monuments can give the same  sense …

Everything you need to know before visiting St Peter’s Basilica in Rome

The 10 + 1 key things you need to know before visiting St Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Tickets, opening hours, dressing code, when to visit and much more.  Visiting St Peter’s Basilica is a highlight of any trip to Rome. That said, St Peter is is a holy place, the center of Christianity, with massive …

Romantic Rome: look for romance in Villa d’Este, Tivoli

One of the most romantic things you can do while in Rome is to visit Villa d’Este, in Tivoli. It will be a fantastic escape from chaotic Rome, and you will love its renaissance gardens and fountains. Villa D’Este will definitely be one of your Romantic Rome highligts. Villa D’Este and its amazing fountains are arguably …

Rome in 5 days: how to get the most out of your Rome stay

Rome must sees, such as Colosseum, Spanish steps and Vatican, and off the beaten path sights such as Appian way and the catacombs: easy 5 days itinerary. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and you will definitely need more than 24 hours to discover it! Actually, even though two or three rushy days may be …

Cycling on history: discover Rome Appian Way and its catacombs

 A bike itinerary to discover the Appian Way (“Appia Antica”) and its catacombs, one of the most fascinating destinations in Rome The via Appia Antica is the old Roman Appian Way, which ran from Rome down to Brindisi, three hundred kilometers to the south. The stretch close to Rome is now part of a nature and …

Rome Itinerary – six days

Hi Have you a itinerary for Rome we are going for 6 days, have one day out of Rome and half a day with the six nations. Thanks Vanessa ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Hi Vanessa, you actually don’t give me many info about the time of the year, your interest/tastes, if you like walking or not, if you …

Walking tour in Trastevere: perfect itinerary in Rome most typical district

Explore Trastevere, an unmissable neighborhood in Rome. All the info you need to enjoy this lovely area, including pictures and Google map. Trastevere walking tour overview Have you ever dreamed to discover what Rome looked like a couple of centuries ago? Narrow stone paved streets lined by medieval houses? Then take a Trastevere walking tour …

Breathtaking Rome Video

After watching this video, nobody will be able to stop you buying the first available air ticket to the Eternal City! “Omaggio a Roma” (Homage to Rome) is a short movie telling the story of Rome through astonishingly evocative images that have placed the city in the world’s collective memory. It was made by Franco …

Mystical ecstasy in Rome: Santa Maria della Vittoria

  An absolute baroque masterpiece by Gianlorenzo Bernini, hidden in small church close to Termini station in Rome. Santa Maria della Vittoria (Our Lady of Victory) hosts one or the most amazing Baroque masterpieces: the ecstasy of St Teresa, by Gianlorenzo Bernini. However, this tiny church is not included in the “standard tourist itinerary” and …

Night walk in Rome: a fabulous itinerary to discover Rome after sunset

What are the best sights to visit at night in Rome? Discover the magic of Piazza Navona, St. Peter and the Pantheon in the dark. A two hours night walk in Rome itinerary to discover Rome under a completely different light! In this post, I’d like to share with you one of my favorite night …

Holy tours in Rome

Francesco 1st popularity is increasing every day, and literally hundred thousands of pilgrims and tourists gather in Piazza San Pietro to celebrate the new Pope. The Yellow Bus in the picture belongs to the Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi, by far the biggest Italian tour operator with over 3 million “clients” per year (mostly catholic pilgrims). But …

The most charming fountain of Rome

One of the most charming fountain of Rome is also one of the best hidden, and seeking it out will help you discover the Roman ghetto neighborhood and, why not, taste some dishes of the Roman Jewish cuisine.  The “pièce de résistance” of this tour is the fontana delle tartarughe (The Turtles Fountain), located in the out-of-the-way Piazza …