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Ben Hur Live races through Rome

Ben Hur Live races through Rome November 7, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Ben Hur Live is racing through Rome from now through December 4, 2011 at the Nuova Fiera di Roma (midway between Fiumicino Airport and the city of Rome). Those familiar with the late 19th century novella made popular by Charlton Heston’s 1959 film will find the 21st century take a fast paced, eye-catching...

Camping in and around Rome

Camping in and around Rome June 17, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The last thing that comes to mind when thinking of your upcoming visit to Rome is an evening in a tent.  However, if looking for an affordable, and sometimes more comfortable, alternative to Rome hotels, bed & breakfasts and hostels, camping Rome may be your best choice.   In fact, many Romans...

Concert Series in Rome

Concert Series in Rome June 12, 2011 | Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
With a fisted salute during Europride 2011, Lady Gaga has officially kicked off the summer  concert series in Rome.  Though many concerts are a pagamento, a small treasure trove of free concerts can be still be found– included the much heralded July 3 Colosseum concert by Biagio Antonacci. Though...

Daycation: Inner-City Spa

Daycation:  Inner-City Spa May 27, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
With the weather in Rome giving off a tropical vibe,  it is time to consider the inner city daycation- an in-town time-out where travel is just an after thought.  My favorite choice is always Spa, since living in Rome from May through October means an increasing need to escape the balmy and days, overstimulated...

Daycation: Santa Marinella, Beach Break

Daycation:  Santa Marinella, Beach Break May 13, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Anyone who has ever breathed in the Eternal City, whether short stay or lifetime, knows that the true art in Rome is enjoying one’s surrounding– pranzo, pausa, aperitivo and any other activity of languid lounging, people watching and food.  The beautiful juxtapostion of Roman chaos and relaxation...

Cinecittà Shows Off

Cinecittà Shows Off April 29, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
  A long time ago, my only goal when in Rome was to find a red convertible Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider so I could repeatedly re-enact Brigitte Bardot’s final scene in Jean-Luc Goddard’s 1963 film Le Mepris (Contempt), shouting “get in your Alfa, Romeo”.  Le Mepris was my world,...

Holy Week: Navigating Easter

Holy Week: Navigating Easter April 15, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Holy Week, the seven days leading up to Easter Sunday, can often times be a logistical gran casino for the unsuspecting traveler to Rome. Traditionally, the Eternal City explodes with international pilgrims criss-crossing the city for the celebrations, along with tourists looking for a little southern...

Cultural Competition: Settimana della Cultura in Italy

Cultural Competition:  Settimana della Cultura in Italy April 5, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
With less than four days until Italy’s Settimana della Cultura, cultural week from April 9 to 17 where all state museums (and even some city-run) are free to all visitors, I should have organized by now my top list of museums that I want to visit and already started training for my  contest- how...

The Return of the Gladiator: Football in Rome

The Return of the Gladiator: Football in Rome March 24, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Guest writer Brian Zygo on Rome and football: Although it has been over sixteen centuries since gladiators in the Colosseum, gladiators and the other blood sports of the Roman Empire continue to hold a fascination in western popular culture, from movies such as Ben Hur and Gladiator to the Starz network...

From One to Many: Michelangelo Pistoletto at MAXXI

From One to Many: Michelangelo Pistoletto at MAXXI March 3, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
It’s time to lighten your sense of humor: Da uno a molto (From One to Many), 1956-1974, a cumulative exhibiton of Italian artists Michelangelo Pistoletto‘s paintings, installations and performances opens at MAXXI on Friday March 4, following its three -month showcase at the Philadelphia...
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