A Guide To Visiting Tarquinia And The Etruscan Necropolis

Tarquinia Italy

Situated just 93 kilometers (57 miles) northwest of Rome, the UNESCO-recognized city of Tarquinia is a great place for a day trip from the capital. With its Etruscan roots and ancient Etruscan necropolis, and location just seven kilometers (four miles) inland from the Tyrrhenian Sea, there’s plenty of history to marvel at – and some … Read more

The Complete Guide To Orvieto, Italy

Orvieto Italy

Just 121 kilometers (75 miles) north of Rome, Orvieto is a popular place to take a day trip from the Italian capital. The small city, situated on a rocky tuff outcrop, is replete with medieval history, and boasts a wealth of architecture and even a connection to the Papacy. With all this fascinating history to … Read more

A Guide To Visiting Villa Farnese, Caprarola

Villa Farnese

While Rome has a lot going for it, sometimes you just need to escape the bustling capital and get a breath of fresh air. Luckily, there’s plenty of places to check out just a stone’s throw from the city. One of these is Villa Farnese. Located 60 kilometers (37 miles) north of Rome in the … Read more

A Local’s Guide To Viterbo, Italy

Viterbo Italy

Viterbo is an ideal spot for a day trip from Rome. It’s in easy reach of the Italian capital, being just 80 kilometers (50 miles) away. So once you’ve perhaps had enough of the hustle and bustle of Rome, Viterbo makes for the perfect antidote. This city and its medieval streets and architecture is packed … Read more

A Guide To Visiting The Parco Dei Mostri, Bomarzo

Parco dei Mostri Bomarzo

If you’re looking for an interesting place to visit on a day trip from Rome, none come more visually fascinating than Bomarzo Monster Park. Officially named Sacro Bosco (literally “Sacred Grove”), Bomarzo is a Mannerist garden that’s so bizarre, and perhaps even frightening, that it’s earned the nickname “Parco dei Mostri” – Park of the … Read more

The Essential Guide To Civita Di Bagnoregio, Italy

Civita di Bagnoregio Italy

Part of the historical Tuscia region, the fairytale town of Civita di Bagnoregio is a must-visit for anybody interested in history or beautiful scenery. Meaning “Town of the Royal Bath”, this town sits atop a bluff of tuff – a type of rock formed by the buildup of volcanic ash. If you’re staying in Rome, … Read more

A Curated Guide To Tuscia, Italy


Not many people outside of Italy know about Tuscia. Those who do have usually heard the name in connection to Civita di Bagnoregio, a small, beautiful hilltop town that many visit on day trips from Rome. Yet, Tuscia is one of the most scenic regions in Italy, and easily my favorite. This is where my … Read more

A Guide To Visiting The Capuchin Crypt, Rome

Capuchin Crypt Rome

If you find yourself near the Piazza Barberini in Rome, take a stroll along the Via Veneto until you reach the Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini. This church – often referred to as the Capuchin Crypt, Rome, or more simply the Bone Chapel – dates back to 1626 and is an interesting enough place … Read more

How To Get From Ciampino Airport To Rome

Best restaurants in Rome

Is your flight landing in Ciampino? Don’t worry, getting from Ciampino Airport to Rome is very easy. In this post, I will tell you how. Among my many tips for visiting Rome, I typically recommend to familiarize yourself with the various available options to make your way from the airport to the city. Depending on … Read more

How To Make Spaghetti Alla Puttanesca

Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

Originally from Naples, Spaghetti alla Puttanesca are actually eaten throughout Italy and they are so easy to make that I thought I’d share the recipe with you. This is the kind of recipe you will always have ingredients for – it literally calls for anchovies, capers and olives. It’s super flavorful, budget friendly and so … Read more