Skip-the-line tickets: what you need to know

Posted on Sep 4, 2018 in Planning Support

[revised November 2023] Everybody is well aware by now the most famous tourist attractions need pre-booking in order to avoid long lines. What you need to know is: non only Colosseum and Vatican need pre-booking: Borghese Gallery is only accessible upon reservation and you need to buy those tickets  well in advance (and your guide […]

Rome à la carte

Posted on Oct 12, 2017 in Planning Support

[revised Nov 2023] Planning a trip is not easy: you always want to make the most of your time, you feel compelled to cover some “must sees” and you do not have time to dedicate to the planning because… well, generally you have a job, a family and some errands everyday…. That’s why we are […]

The perfect Roman holiday!

Posted on Jan 30, 2017 in Arts and History, Planning Support

[revised Novembre 2023] We love to give suggestions to our guests and when they ask “how long should we stay in Rome?” it is embarrassing to reply what the proverb says,  “…a lifetime is not enough!”   I still have my list of not-yet-seen-spots which I’m planning to visit soon, on my days off. The list is […]

Rome on your own

Posted on Feb 1, 2016 in Planning Support, On your own

[revised December 2023] We believe the guidance of a local expert makes a big difference in your Roman Holiday, of course! But we also believe  you need your *own* time to explore the city, to wander and wonder, to feel lost and find your way…. Moreover, there are some sites where you will have an […]

Useful links

Posted on Mar 12, 2015 in Planning Support, On your own

[revised December 2023]  When you plan a trip to Rome, you might need the following links: Trains: fast trains connect easily the main cities of Italy. Just two companies i.e. Trenitalia and Italo. You usually get better deals buying tickets in advance. Bus/Metro in Rome is provided by a public company called  ATAC. Here you’ll find the […]

When to start planning your trip?

Posted on Mar 12, 2015 in Planning Support

[revised December 2023]  We firmly believe a trip starts when you start planning it. That said…the sooner, the better! But it is also true you cannot reserve everything too much in advance. Make your reservations well ahead of time, choosing the best period for you/your family to travel. Consult local experts (like us!) concerning how […]

4 ways to reach Rome from Fiumicino airport

Posted on May 22, 2013 in Planning Support

[revised November 2023] Many visitors reach Rome by plane and Fiumicino airport is the first approach to a new country, a new currency and a new language… After an intercontinental flight this might result into an exhausting experience and all you really want is a safe, easy way to reach the city centre and a comfortable bed […]

Meeting points

Posted on Feb 12, 2013 in Planning Support

[revised December 2023] Your Friend in Rome always prefers to meet you directly at your place in Rome, especially on the first day of tours. But sometimes this is not practical: maybe you are staying far away from the centre or we meet in the afternoon and you’ll be sightseeing already. Or simply you wish to find […]