Walking in Rome: the road best travelled

The idea of hiring a car in Italy and driving through the stunning countryside, dropping into a few wineries along the way, visiting cities such as Venice, Florence and Rome in a car… sounds idyllic right? The reality however is that most Italian wines are produced by small, family-run wineries who do not have open cellar doors and […]

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It’s a sign – what to do in Italy

The best way to experience Italy is with the locals. And to do so, there is no better way than to follow the signs. Around cities and small towns, Italians place posters advertising events, markets, concerts, festivals, Renaissance fairs, parades and – some of our favourite events – ‘sagre‘. Sagre – local specialty food festivals […]

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Easter in Rome 2013

columba, traditional rome foods, Easter desserts

The Columba – traditional Roman Easter dessert With spring in the air and a new Pope in the Vatican, Rome is certainly a great and exciting place to visit this Easter…and that’s before we even start on the chocolate! Attending Mass in St Peter’s with Pope Francis at the helm will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for […]

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Habemus Papam Franciscum: All your Pope Francis questions answered!

When white smoke emerged from the Vatican chimneys to signal the selection of a new Pope, loud cheers went out, church bells all around Italy sang out a joyous tune and there was palpable excitement on the streets. Those who did not rush to St. Peter’s Square for live action all tuned into the TV […]

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Roaming Rome: Villa Borghese

Just beyond the bustling city centre of Rome, just up beyond the Spanish Steps, is Rome’s largest public park, the Villa Borghese. Take a walk through on the weekend and you’re likely to be mingling amongst locals out enjoying their home town. This is where the Romans are. From kids (of all ages) scooting past […]

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Roaming Rome: sights & signs of this great city!

This photo is a little cheesy.

Whether it be getting gloriously lost amongst the cobbled streets, stopping for a glass of wine, shopping, visiting the must-see sights, going to the Vatican, or just taking in the atmosphere, walking around Rome is delightful. We wanted you to share in this delight with some of the more unusual happy snaps we took this […]

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UNESCO International Jazz Day event in Rome, Italy

On April 27th, the UNESCO First Annual International Jazz Day kicks off its series of events being held around the world. The official launch is being held at the UNESCO Headquaters in Paris and will feature jazz legend and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock. In Italy, Rome will be holding its UNESCO International Day of […]

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