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Andiamo al mare! Beaches by Rome

Andiamo al mare! Beaches by Rome June 8, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Italy is a long peninsula of bountiful beaches and beach culture thus picking out the “best” isn’t easy. Anyone whose spent a bit of time residing in or traveling through Italy will know that the “best beaches” depend on the right mix of proximity, fabulous bathing suits...

Vatican Under the Stars

Vatican Under the Stars May 17, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
“What happens at the Vatican (Vatican museums, Sistine Chapel, et al) when it is not open to public?” may be one of the more popular questions I am asked throughout the year. Though I like to imagine the Pope sliding through the halls in his red velvet slippers with his white frock sailing...

Hitting the Rails: Train Travel in Italy

Hitting the Rails: Train Travel in Italy May 9, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
If you’ve had a chance to visit Trenitalia‘s website over the last month, you’ll notice the site is not just updated with bettery navigatability, but it’s also listing constantly updated offerte, fabulous travel offers for train travel in Italy and Europe– such as MINI (fares...

How to Hotel in Rome: Etiquette

How to Hotel in Rome: Etiquette April 8, 2011 | Hotels, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Linda Martinez,  of Rome’s The Beehive hotel, clarifies some Dos and Don’ts as a hotel guest. ~ Close your eyes and imagine 5,000 consecutive days of house guests, but not just one or two, more like fifty guests at any one time.  That’s just a glimpse into the past thirteen years...

Artsy Tuesdays

Artsy Tuesdays March 28, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Starting Tuesday March 29 and running through Tuesday December 27, you can enjoy *free! art in the evenings.  Martedi in Arte is relaunching its engaging initiative bringing visitors to museums on Tuesday evenings for a taste of Italian culture. Every last Tuesday of the month, museums such as modern...

Running Rome: Marathon

Running Rome: Marathon March 14, 2011 | Events, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
I’m your biggest fan.   You know, that gleeful gal clapping on the sidelines, whistling, howling and shouting inspirational cheers to put a little spring into your step no matter what the sporting event is– that’s me.  I’ve cheered football divas, infamous bicyclists, equestrian...

Roman All-Nighter: Notte Tricolore, March 16 and 17

Roman All-Nighter: Notte Tricolore, March 16 and 17 March 9, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Happy 150th anniversary, Italy!  Italy is celebrating its unification on March 17 with a one-off national holiday, Festa dell’Unità.   Along with all schools, offices and businesses closed for the national celebration, Rome, Turin, Milan, Florence, Naples and Cosenza will get a jump start on...

See Rome’s Ancient Architecture Before It Changes Forever

See Rome’s Ancient Architecture Before It Changes Forever February 25, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Thirty years ago, the Roman Forum was like the Wild West. The more-than-3,000-year-old archaeological site in the center of the city was practically a playground where visitors could be found counting coins on the floor of the Basilica Aemilia, climbing the steps of the Temple to Antonino Pio, and...

Rome’s Top 5 Romantic Restaurants For Valentine’s Day

Rome’s Top 5 Romantic Restaurants For Valentine’s Day February 4, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
It’s no secret that Rome is the city of love, whether falling in love for the first time, rekindling an old flame or simply falling for the city itself. The Eternal City’s secret name is Amor (latin for love, Roma spelled backwards) for good reason- the city (and its residents) has been...

Roma & Pìu: New website for Province of Rome

Roma & Pìu: New website for Province of Rome January 25, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
The Provincia di Roma, the governing and informational entity for Rome and its surroundings, has just unwrapped the gift that keeps on giving:  Roma & Pìu, a website focusing on culture, events, gastronomy, lodging, environment and everything else located in and pertaining to the 2100 square mile...
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