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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...

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...

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...

Last Supper: La Matricianella

Last Supper: La Matricianella May 11, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
It’s the end of the world as we know it.  If you haven’t had your head in the clouds, then you know that today, May 11, is the day an earthquake will hit Rome, rendering the city eternal no more.  Though I would be devastated if the Colosseum were to complete its collapse (in 1349 most...

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...

What’s On in Rome: May

What’s On in Rome:  May May 4, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
Sharpen your pencils and get ready to take notes.  Your May calendar is going to be busy.  May in Rome means the city is bustling with flowers, fashion and outdoor events.  Here is a listing of what to add to your overly ancient and ridiculously Renaissance itinerary for Rome in May. Back to the Future,...

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...

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...

Eating Roman

Eating Roman March 29, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
Guest Writer Elizabeth Minchilli, tour de force behind one of Rome’s latest food apps, answers the question “What to eat in Rome?” I get emails and calls all the time, with the same question: Where should I eat in Rome? Since I’ve been reporting on this topic for most of my life...

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...
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