Articles Tagged ‘Holidays’

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...

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...

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...

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...

Two New Exhibitions Unleashed in Rome

Two New Exhibitions Unleashed in Rome December 15, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
With the countdown to the holidays approaching single digits, Rome is about to unwrap two bombastic presents.  On Friday, December 17, the French Embassy opens the doors of Palazzo Farnese to show off its mind-blowing collection of  art from its  16th century to present day history. And mind-blowing...

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...

Hello Holidays: Feast of the Immaculate Conception in Rome

Hello Holidays: Feast of the Immaculate Conception in Rome December 7, 2010 | Events, What's New | Read More
For those curious as to why Rome is on holiday this Wednesday, December 8 is the Festa dell’Immacolata, Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary, an Italian national holiday and all-day celebration.  As per tradition, the city centers around Piazza Mignanelli, adjacent to Piazza di...