Articles Tagged ‘Italy’

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...

Independence Day, Italian Style

Independence Day, Italian Style June 24, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
One of beloved and stereotypical American summer memories for anyone, whether tourist or resident, is the quest for a July 4th celebration– a barbecue with fireworks, hot dogs, cotton candy,  slushies and beer, in no particular order, in honor of America’s rebellious and revolutionary history....

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...

Role Call: Gelato in Rome [update]

Role Call: Gelato in Rome [update] May 30, 2011 | Food | Read More
Temperatures are rising in Rome, and though the easiest retreat is a gelateria (ice cream shop), it’s seemingly hard to find the very best.  Over the years, I have debated and argued my favorite gelaterie but just as there is a variety of gusti (flavors) able to please all ice cream lovers, there...

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...

Beatification in the palm of your hand

Beatification in the palm of your hand April 29, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
Kate and Wills’ wedding buzz got the best of you and you want to continue the information high throughout the weekend?  It’s time to tag along to the Vatican and the beatification of Pope John Paul II. Rome is already filled with hundreds of thousands of tourists and pilgrims, plus left...

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...