Articles Tagged ‘Get Out’

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...

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...

Carnevale Romano

Carnevale Romano March 1, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Martedì Grasso is in less than five days, announcing the arrival of more leaner times– but there are still four days of  carnival season in Rome.  This Saturday March 5 through  Tuesday Tuesday March 8, Rome shows off its carnival best with Carnevale Romano with festivities, parades, and musical...

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...

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...

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...

Rome After Christmas

Rome After Christmas December 24, 2010 | Events, Nightlife, What's New | Read More
So you’ve planned your vigilia, Christmas eve, with a whopping feast in a posh ristorante or traditional trattoria.  You’ve organized Santa to scale the palazzo walls for Christmas day.  What’s on the agenda for the 26th? In Italy, December 26 is the feast of Santo Stefano, an official holiday...

Conspire by the Fire: Rome for the Holidays

Conspire by the Fire:  Rome for the Holidays December 9, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Rome for the Holidays? The Eternal City was designed for winter holiday celebration thanks to its beautiful architecture, the open and festively decorated piazzas, the not-too-chilly weather and most importantly, the century-old traditions and celebrations during the holiday season.  If you are lucky...

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...