Articles Tagged ‘Get Out’

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...

Bioparco di Roma and National Zookeeper’s Week

Bioparco di Roma and National Zookeeper’s Week June 30, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
With the upcoming weeklong celebration of National Zoo Keeper Week, July 17-23, 2011, it’s worth taking a peak at the Bioparco di Roma, Rome’s century-old zoo and biopark. Located on the edge of Villa Borghese, the Bioparco di Roma is one of the oldest zoos in Europe, a conservation center...

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...

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...

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...

What’s On in Rome: May

What’s On in Rome:  May May 4, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
Sharpen your pencils and get ready to take notes.  Your May calendar is going to be busy.  May in Rome means the city is bustling with flowers, fashion and outdoor events.  Here is a listing of what to add to your overly ancient and ridiculously Renaissance itinerary for Rome in May. Back to the Future,...

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,...

A Moveable Feast: Easter

A Moveable Feast: Easter April 21, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
Ave Pasqua.  I am ready to feast.  Whether tourist, fan, spectator or vintaged participant, Italian Easter feasting is an Event.  It is not an afternoon lunch, it is a long weekend of  Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday feasts, and  last, but in no way least,  Pasquetta, Little Easter...