The Via Veneto has the biggest concentration of luxury hotels in Rome, a prime location and a scandalous history.
Looking for the the best way to see the Vatican? Here’s an experience that’s off the rails. Have you heard of the Vatican Breakfast? Offered through the Vatican Museums itself, you’ll get skip-the-line tickets, early access and discover a unique thing to do in Rome. An early morning Vatican tour My husband, Mark, turned over in […]
Gian Lorenzo Bernini was the most famous Italian sculptor of the 17th century. Here’s how to find the best Bernini sculpture in Rome, as well as the artist’s most notable fountains and architecture. Searching for Bernini at the Borghese Gallery The audio guide at the Borghese Museum in Rome is messing with my head. […]
Once you’ve seen the top sights in Rome such as the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and the Vatican, your eyes start to glaze over, tourist fatigue seeps through your body and you feel completely churched out. Before you resort to drinking vino all night and eating gelato all day (though that’s fun too), check out these […]
The pale unearthly-looking desk clerk handed me the key to my room. “You leave the lobby and take the elevator up. It’s a manual elevator, please be sure to shut the doors after you leave.” I should have known right then and there that this Will Remain Nameless Rome Hotel wasn’t my kind of place, but it wasn’t […]
Is it true? Is the Roman Colosseum falling down? If you’re planning to visit the Roman Colosseum, you need to read this Roman travel blog post first because there are things you should know. Recent reports say that the south side of the Colosseum is about 16 inches (40 cm) lower than the north side and this, […]
You can’t shed the blood of a Vestal Virgin without angering the gods. That’s why the Vestal Virgins of Rome were buried alive if they got caught fooling around – no blood was spilled but they still got their punishment. (They also got a loaf of bread in their tomb, not that that would be […]
Rome is freaking hot in August. This is not a revelation. Newsflash: it’s also jammed with tourists. Luckily, we had a place to escape the crowds, The Rome Cavalieri Hotel. Where to stay in Rome – should you be central? This is probably one of the only hotels I’ve stayed in that wasn’t really central that […]