A Short Guide To St. Peter’s Square, Rome

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St. Peter’s Square is one of the most famous squares in the world and one of the most visited place in Italy – well, sort of. Indeed, did you know that this stunning monument is not politically Italian? Although its geographic position is undoubtedly in the center of Italy, and it’s referred to as one … Read more

A Short Guide To The Spanish Steps, Rome

Spanish Steps

The Spanish Steps, Rome are one of the most famous and visited spots in the Eternal City. Although the square (Piazza di Spagna, as it is called in Italia) had been used since Roman times, it was only during the Renaissance that it started to take the shape and splendor it has now. The place … Read more

A Short Guide To Piazza Navona, Rome

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Even though Piazza Navona, Rome, is considered one of the masterpieces of Baroque architecture in Italy, there is much more to it, from both a historical and an artistic point of view. The square’s history starts during the Roman empire and has continued up to this day. Many public figures and artists have contributed to … Read more

Is October In Rome Worth It?

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When people ask me what’s the best time to visit Rome, I have no doubts: October in Rome is amazing, and if it is your first time in the city, that’s probably when you should go. Mind you, Rome is always worth visiting and no matter when you go, you are bound to be vowed … Read more

19 Romantic Things To Do In Rome

Romantic things to do in Rome

While Paris is universally recognized as the most romantic city in the world, Rome is definitely a contestant to the title. If you are traveling to the Italian capital with your better half, you certainly won’t have troubles finding romantic things to do in Rome. From incredible vistas to fine dining experiences; from art at … Read more

How To Use Rome Metro

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Rome, like many European capitals, has a metro system: La Metropolitana in Italian. Though not without its faults (like not stopping anywhere in the Centro Storico), it’s actually pretty convenient. Chances are, you’ll be using the Rome metro at some point during your stay. It’s a cheap way to get around town – in fact, … Read more

25 Fun Things To Do In Rome With Kids

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Are you visiting Rome with kids and worry that they may get bored or that there may be nothing suitable for their age? Well, stop worrying right now! Children absolutely love Rome – what with the gladiator stories; the myths and legends; the fun museums that are tailored to a younger audience; the many city … Read more

Is Tap Water In Rome Safe To Drink?

Water in Rome

As a traveler, one of the things I always wonder when I visit a new place is whether I can safely drink tap water there, or whether even just a drop may get me in trouble. If you are visiting Rome for the first time, you are probably wondering whether tap water in Rome is … Read more

20 Best Things To Do In Rome At Night

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Exploring Rome at night is part if the fun of visiting the Italian capital. The Eternal City is the perfect place for a night stroll, when all the most famous attractions are beautifully illuminated – and the crowds of tourists are busy having dinner. In fact, there are days when you can even visit some … Read more

12 Games In Ancient Rome

GAMES IN ANCIENT ROME

For the majority of its inhabitants, daily life in ancient Rome was a mixture of work or business (negotium, in latin), with a more or less large amount of free time (otium – which literally means relaxing, but more generally leisure). Romans had a love for sports – typically practiced in the Campus Martius; they … Read more