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Overnight Accomodation: Rome’s New Tourist Tax

Overnight Accomodation: Rome’s New Tourist Tax January 13, 2011 | Hotels, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Welcome to the second decade of Rome Y2K.  If the 2000s brought us common currency and stratified, entirely European prices for consumers goods and lodging (hint: Italy has grown out of its from the 20th century “traveler’s bargain” reputation), then the second decade of the 21st century...

I Spy Rome: The City Digitally Eternal

I Spy Rome: The City Digitally Eternal December 28, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Wish you could be in Rome? A fly on the wall, spying the monuments, festivities, piazzas and people? I have one word for you: webcam. Thanks to the myriads of hotels, weather channels and the wide world of the internet, you and I can live stream the Eternal City even when in Rome, indoors on a rainy...

Friday Night Lights [cont'd]

Friday Night Lights [cont'd] December 24, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Paris may call itself the City of Lights but visitors to Rome have noticed this city is lit up and shimmering like a Fabergè egg, and just in time for the holidays. Simone di Santi, host of A Road Retraveled podcasts, has been snapping up shots of the Eternal City under its holiday lights all week. ...

Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights December 20, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
This past Friday night, the Vatican’s Christmas tree was switched ON, meaning it’s now officially time to cheer for your favorite holiday decorations in the Eternal City.   I’ve spent the last few weeks researching and compiling a roster of holiday hilights from traditional to abstract...

Top 12 Fun Rome Facts

Top 12 Fun Rome Facts November 29, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Everyone knows that Rome has more fun factoids than London, New York and Paris. We’ve condensed them into 12. Interesting Fact: SPQR, Rome’s nearly 2500 year-old motto Senatus Populus Romanus (aka the Senate and the People of Rome) is also  presently the motto of Rome’s waste removal...

Stuck at Rome’s FCO for the Holidays? Love it!

Stuck at Rome’s FCO for the Holidays? Love it! November 2, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
You’ve just been told you have six hours to kill at Rome’s Fiumicino Airport (FCO).  What are you going to do?  First, thank the stars that it is the 21st century because FCO has finally stopped putting the . . . er. . . in International.  Second, head back to the Eternal City! With 45...

In the Loop: Reading Rome and Italy

In the Loop: Reading Rome and Italy October 17, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
For those who need a more than “under the Tuscan Sun” fix on Italy, but don’t read in Italy, here are this week’s picks on keeping in the Italian loop: 1.  Any thing by Nick Squires, the Daily Telegraph reporter who writes about everything in Italy from the Smallest Apartment...

Get Smart!

Get Smart! September 27, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
by guest blogger Nicole Arriaga Let’s face it. Roaming about Rome on public transportation can be at times, well, a bit cumbersome.  Sure, the buses and metro (which happens to be only 2 lines by the way), will take you to a chunk of the major main attractions. But having to research which bus to...

Getting from Here to There: Rome’s Public Transport

Getting from Here to There:  Rome’s Public Transport August 27, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
First and most important to learn is that ATAC Rome’s public transportation means buses and trams.  Yes, there are two metro (underground) lines but more territory can be covered via tram and bus.  Sorry, New Yorkers and Londoners.  Buses crisscross the city in fleets of diesel and electric,...

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Planes, Trains and Automobiles August 21, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Guest Blogger:  Nicole Arriaga You’ve booked your trip to Rome and now you have to figure out how you’ll get into the city center from the airport. The good news is that there are several different ways to get to and from the airport that meets everyone’s budget. Taxi From Fiumicino Airport The...
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