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Roaming around Rome: Top 10 Things to Do

Hello, traveling birds!  Put on your wayfarers, sling on a helmet and hop on a Vespa because we’re going to Rome! There’s never a shortage of things to do in the Eternal City. Culture vultures, cinema lovers, fashionistas & foodies alike all agree on one thing: torn between elegance and decay, Rome is a city […]

Rome: Ten Museums to visit in the Eternal City

One might say that Rome is a vast open museum under the sky!  It attracts all visitors to meander around its streets and discover its local charms, including breathtaking monuments and ancient ruins scattered all around. Yet, the Eternal City has no shortage of museums either. They are home to invaluable treasures focusing on various […]

5 Tips To Enjoy The Perfect Solo Roman Holiday

You first felt the urge to set out on a trip of self-discovery when you read The Catcher in the Rye, our teenagehood’s anthem about the agitated chap who sold his typewriter and bought a train ticket straight to New York. But, you didn’t do it back then and now we’re not teenagers anymore and […]

Rome: Politics & Roman Holidays

The center of the Eternal City is the most quintessentially Italian place you might imagine. When one thinks of Italy, the first thing that springs to mind are the rolling green hills of Tuscany or some cobbled city streets drenched in golden sunlight. Well, one of the places where you can find such corners is […]

Things You Need to Know Before Visiting St. Peter’s Basilica

1. If you wish to visit the Basilica, you must dress appropriately. Visitors wearing clothing that bares their legs and arms will be asked to cover up. Hawkers sell cover-up scarfs outside specifically for this purpose (they’ll set you back around €5) 2. St. Peter’s Basilica is an incredible repository of art, treasures and awe-inspiring […]

Castel Sant’Angelo: One Monument, Many Stories

From a funerary monument to a fortified castle, from a dark and terrible prison to a splendid Renaissance residence, from a Risorgimento prison to a museum, Castel Sant’Angelo is an embodiment of the past and the present; from its thick impregnable walls and solemn funerary rooms to the lavishly frescoed halls, it reflects the long […]

7 things you didn’t know about Vatican City

We all know that Vatican City is the smallest country in the world and is one of the most significant Christian holy lands. It is an independent nation which is home to 801 people and is only 0.44-kilometer square compared to Monaco’s (the second smallest country) 2-kilometer square. It also houses St. Peter’s Basilica, the […]

The Colosseum: Bread and Games

If you stop and think about Rome, chances are your mind will conjure up the image of the Colosseum; and if you stop to think about the Roman Empire, with its legions marching from one end of Europe to the other, then your mind will definitely present you with the now ruined shape of what […]

The Roman Forum: The Beating Heart of the Empire

There are many reasons why Ancient Rome holds such a fascinating and major spot in our history books and collective memories. Maybe it’s the military strength the Eternal City had or the lands that spread all around the Mediterranean covering most of the world known back then, or the timeless art and literature. Or maybe […]