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Carnevale Romano

Carnevale Romano March 1, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Martedì Grasso is in less than five days, announcing the arrival of more leaner times– but there are still four days of  carnival season in Rome.  This Saturday March 5 through  Tuesday Tuesday March 8, Rome shows off its carnival best with Carnevale Romano with festivities, parades, and musical...

A Day of La Dolce Vita

A Day of La Dolce Vita February 18, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
This week’s guest writer Gillian McGuire, the source behind Gillian’s Lists, upbeat and informative lists of things to do in cosmopolitans around the world from her experience as ex-pat, traveler and writer, with more than 20 years living full-time in west and southern Africa and Italy. ...

Rome’s Maximum Security Prison: The Mamertine

Rome’s Maximum Security Prison:  The Mamertine January 28, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
By guest writer Arlene Gibbs, whose blog NYC/Caribbean Ragazza captures her life in the Eternal City. Recently, I was invited to join several journalists and bloggers on a special tour of the Mamertine Prison. The prison is most famous for being the place where, allegedly, St. Peter was held before...

Saldi: Rome’s sale season is back

Saldi: Rome’s sale season is back January 17, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
S-A-L-D-I Italy’s five favorite letters for the month of January.  Rome’s sales are on, so visitors to the Eternal City during January should be eternally grateful.   From the very haute couture to casual corner, shopkeepers have taken 30 to 75% off prices during the official winter season...

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...

Hankering for a Hunk of Football

Hankering for a Hunk of Football November 25, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
To the American in Rome, Thanksgiving can be just another day enjoying a cappuccino in a sunny piazza, or else a crowded congregation of international ex-pats curious for a taste of Americana, discussing the impossible feats of cranberry contraband and dissecting the values of dark versus white meat. ...

Searching for Harry Potter

Searching for Harry Potter November 19, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
If hearing the creaky, peaking voice of Daniel Radcliffe is just as important as seeing HP7, the penultimate film of the Harry Potter saga, on opening weekend, visitors to Rome will have no problems getting their Harry fix with today’s world wide opening. Though Italy is famously known for having...

“New” Temple Opens in Rome

“New” Temple Opens in Rome November 15, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Doesn’t it seem as if Rome has been sharing all her secrets this year?  From Nero’s revolving room atop the Palatine hill to the passages under the Colosseum, Rome is revealing almost all her mystique especially with the opening of the Temple of Venus and Roma, the city’s biggest bang...

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...