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  • Relais I'll Postiglione: A Medieval Inn With Modern Comforts

    written by Emilio Aronica

    Relais Il Postiglione is set in a recently renovated 15th century historic inn, which now comprises a hotel and two adjoining meeting rooms with conference facilities. It is situated close to Campagnano di Roma, around 30 minutes drive from Rome... continue

  • Shoopping in Rome

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    Pick up designer favourites on Via dei Condotti, then join the style mavens in cool concept store TAD. Nearby, Via del Corso is packed with high-street clothing stores. For something a tad more retro, head to Via del Governo Vecchio for vintage... continue

  • Christmas Time in Rome

    written by Dave Mitchell

    The long season awaited is here again, Christmas time. If you are planning to spend your Christmas in Rome, consider yourself lucky. Spending Christmas in Rome gives one an exceptional feeling which cannot be easily forgotten. If you are thinking of... continue

  • Agriturismo La Cerra

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    The farmhouse "La Cerra" is located on a wooded hillside of Monte S. Angelo, with a panoramic view of the Arcese valley on one side, and of the Castelli Romani on the other; it is the perfect setting for those who want to immerse in an atmosphere of... continue

  • Albergo del Sole al Pantheon ****

    written by Italy Visit

    Just outside the chaos of Rome but close to its hearth, Hotel del Sole al Pantheon is set 500 meters away from Piazza Navona and the Fountain of Trevi, offering charm and comfort and, of course, close to the Pantheon. The Albergo del Sole is... continue

  • Hotel Raphael *****L

    written by Alexandra Evans

    The Hotel Rapahel is a well know address in the city of Rome just a few meters away from Piazza Navona, in Largo Febo. The building and its setting are real pieces of art in the beautiful city: all rooms are spacious and display antiques, luxury... continue

  • The Vatican City

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    As the site where St. Peter was martyred and buried, the Vatican became the residence of the popes who succeeded him. Decisions taken here have shaped the destiny of Europe, and the great basilica of St. Peter draws pilgrims from all over the... continue

  • Saint Peter's Basilica

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    The Basilica di San Pietro (Basilica of St. Peter) is the largest church in the world. It covers around 22,000 square metres and its cupola stands 136 metres high. The basilica was first built in the mid 4th century during the pontificate of... continue

  • Campo de' Fiori Square

    written by Cedric Mills

    The Campo de’ Fiori square is one of the best known and liveliest places in Rome and has an interesting history. The celebrated open-air market, full of noise and colour, is busy all day long on account also of the many bars and restaurants... continue

  • The Vatican Museums

    written by Alexandra Evans

    The Vatican Museums begin just beyond a massive bronze door that, like magic, takes you out of Italy and into the smallest country in the world: the Vatican. There are priceless works of art here, collected by the popes or often expressly... continue

  • The Roman Forum

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    It can be considered a symbol of antiquity. It was the center of the civic, juridical and economic life in Republican times. It can be reached from the Capitoline hill going down along Senators Building or behind the monument to king Victor Emmanuel... continue

  • The Coliseum

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    Started by Emperor Vespasian of the Flavia family, it was opened by his son Titus in 80 A.D. The highly ostentatious opening ceremony, lasted one hundred days during which people saw great fights, shows and hunts involving the killing ofthousands of... continue

  • Navona Square

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    This square has an elliptic shape like a stadium and, in fact, rises on the ancient Domitian's Stadium. In it you can admire three splendid fountains. The central one is the Fontana dei Fiumi which was realized by Bernini and is characterized by... continue

  • Castel Sant'Angelo

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    Castel Sant’angelo was initially commissioned by Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family. The Elio Bridge was built specially in 135 BC to connect Campo Marzio with the tomb. The name of the monument is attributable to the large... continue

  • The Mouth of Thruth

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    In the portico of the Paleochristian church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, at the foot of the Aventine hills, a Roman statue is conserved that has attracted the attention and curiosity of tourists from all over the world. It is the "Bocca della... continue

  • The Pantheon

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    The Pantheon stands in Piazza della Rotonda and was once a temple dedicated to various divinities. Originally constructed by Marcus Agrippa, it was then rebuilt by Emperor Hadrian and took on the form we can still admire to this day. Emperor Phocas... continue

  • The gardens of Rome - Part 3 - The Gardens of Ninfa

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    Ninfa lies to the south of Rome in the province of Latina, resting at the confines of the ancient city of Norba, and butting against Monte Lepini at the north basin, where natural springs produce more than 80 liters of water a second. The history... continue

  • The gardens of Rome - Part 2 - Botanical Gardens at the University of Tuscia

    written by Alexandra Evans

    The garden extends across the Viterbese (town of Viterbo)  plain reaching from the last folds of Monti Cimini to the nearby Bulicame, ancient thermal sulphuric mineral waters. The area is rich in archeological remains dating from the Etruscan... continue

  • The Gardens of Rome - Part 1: Lake Bracciano

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    On five hectares of land overlooking Lake Bracciano, San Liberato is one of the estates owned by the noble Odescalchi family, who also own Castello Orsini/Odescalchi in the town of Bracciano. (Yes, it's the castle is the where Tom Cruise and Katie... continue

  • Rome's Sabine Hills: nature is just around the corner

    written by Andrew adams

    The area  is easily accessible from Rome and makes a perfect getaway for a weekend or mid week break from the hustle of the city or a great wind down stop after traveling through Italy. For travelers who seek the untouristy, ... continue

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