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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...

Food, Glorious Food: Rome Appsolutely, Part II

Food, Glorious Food: Rome Appsolutely, Part II March 21, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
Rome is in revolution.  Over the past year, Rome-based food bloggers have multiplied and restaurants have opened, renovated and rebranded.  It would be hard to keep up if it weren’t for the bloggers who are fervently writing the finer details of every kind of Roman eatery- from chic to street. ...

Beatification for Beginners

Beatification for Beginners March 17, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
With a t-minus 45 day countdown to the beatification of Pope John Paul II, there are many questions about the event, what it means and its logistics for residents and visitors to Rome.  As the first part in a series of beatification basics, guest writer John Thavis, Rome bureau chief of the Catholic...

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...

Rome’s Top 5 Romantic Restaurants For Valentine’s Day

Rome’s Top 5 Romantic Restaurants For Valentine’s Day February 4, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
It’s no secret that Rome is the city of love, whether falling in love for the first time, rekindling an old flame or simply falling for the city itself. The Eternal City’s secret name is Amor (latin for love, Roma spelled backwards) for good reason- the city (and its residents) has been...

A Slice of Rome: Pizza al Taglio

A Slice of Rome: Pizza al Taglio February 1, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
Over the past few months, I’ve been snooping on the delicious blog Tavole Romane, a virtual (and quite personal) compendium of Rome’s foodie scene.  This anonymous team writes about restaurants, trattorie, food stands, food carts and anything else that can be ingested, based on thorough...

Welcome to the Colosseum’s Green Room

Welcome to the Colosseum’s Green Room October 22, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Get ready to go behind the scenes of the world’s biggest arena.  Finally, the Colosseum‘s hypogeum (underground) is open for public, guided visits, along with the ancient arena’s third level seating tier.  Visitors have the opportunity to experience what it may have been like to literally...

Get Smart!

Get Smart! September 27, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
by guest blogger Nicole Arriaga Let’s face it. Roaming about Rome on public transportation can be at times, well, a bit cumbersome.  Sure, the buses and metro (which happens to be only 2 lines by the way), will take you to a chunk of the major main attractions. But having to research which bus to...

Getting from Here to There: Rome’s Public Transport

Getting from Here to There:  Rome’s Public Transport August 27, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
First and most important to learn is that ATAC Rome’s public transportation means buses and trams.  Yes, there are two metro (underground) lines but more territory can be covered via tram and bus.  Sorry, New Yorkers and Londoners.  Buses crisscross the city in fleets of diesel and electric,...
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