Articles Tagged ‘Things to Do’

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...

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....

Brewing up in Rome

Brewing up in Rome June 22, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
Though many look to Italy for its prolific bouquet of  wines, there is a subculture of travelers whose Eat-Pray-Love experience must be frothy and by that, I mean beer.   Beer travelers are perhaps the most friendly breed of tourists always on the hunt for a bit of culture on tap.  Even with hundreds...

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...

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: 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...

Roma Nascosta: Archaeo-Rome secrets for all

Roma Nascosta: Archaeo-Rome secrets for all May 24, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
I’ve always said that May is a great month to visit Rome for all the amazing events.  If contemporary life is not what you are looking for, grab your phone and make resevervations for Roma Nascosta, ten days (May 25-June 5) of special visits to archaeological sites usually unavailable to the public. ...

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...