Children in Rome: on own

Posted on Jul 13, 2020 in On your own, Children

[revised November 2021] Following our post about how to best arrange a family trip in Rome when young travellers are involved, here we collected several suggestions on how to spend your spare time with kids in Rome, divided by age groups: Up to 6 year old. Casina di Raffaello (indoor): it is a game room […]

How to start planning a trip to Rome: 5 tips

Posted on Apr 21, 2020 in On your own, Time out to reflect, Planning Support

  [revised November 2023] In time of Covid-19 we learnt that sometimes you cannot travel and you just have to wait and dream. But this is not necessarily a lost time. Have you ever heard of the “Grand Tour”?  It was a “travel habit” of the bygone days, just reserved to upper classes (and mostly male […]

Eating in Rome

Posted on Dec 13, 2019 in Foodies & Shopaholics, Planning Support, On your own

[revised August 2022] There is such a wide choice of places and options to eat in Rome: street food? A gelato? A fancy restaurant with a view? A traditional trattoria? A wine-bar for fine tastings? Midnight cornetto?)… It’s impossible to list them all… We are “out there” everyday and we constantly ask for feedbacks from […]

Sleeping in Rome

Posted on Dec 12, 2019 in Planning Support, On your own

[revised December 2021] There are thousands of different options for your accommodation in Rome and it is quite impossible to have a full updated list of all the hotels, B&Bs, hostels, religious institutions, campings, apartments… we simply recommend caution in the choice of location, especially if you are visiting Rome for the first time: lodgings’ websites […]

How to visit Colosseum’s underground

Posted on Dec 11, 2019 in Planning Support, On your own

[revised November 2023] In the last years, the visit of the Colosseum has been enriched with new areas, i.e. the underground layer, the arena, the third tier called the “belvedere”. Unfortunately people interested in this kind of visit are more numerous than the available slots and the way these tickets are put on sale is […]

Looking for tours in Europe?

Posted on Nov 2, 2018 in On your own

[revised December 2023] As you can imagine, we like travelling and we meet a lot of travellers here in Rome. Most of them had tours across Europe in the past and can share good contacts. In order  to save  the best references for your  future trips, we are creating a list here below. We wait for your […]

How to reach Rome from Civitavecchia Port

Posted on Oct 29, 2018 in Planning Support, On your own

[revised December 2023] Some of our visitors visit Rome during a cruise (or before/after a cruise) and need infos on how to reach the city from the harbour of Rome which is not “around the corner” (approx 1,5 hr ride away from the city centre). Instead of creating a new blogpost, we are happy to […]

Good reads about Rome

Posted on Oct 29, 2018 in Arts and History, On your own

[revised December 2021] When you prepare a trip to Rome, or on the opposite situation, when you  are leaving Rome after an intense holiday, you  generally want to know more! We are often asked for good reads to deepen your knowledge about this incredible city. So here are some suggestions for you: SPQR: a History […]

Churches you cannot miss in Rome !

Posted on Apr 13, 2016 in Arts and History, On your own

Can you guess how many churches are there in Rome? Nobody really knows, but rumours say more than 900 (and nobody has seen them all, despite what they say!) The problem is that you don’t have enough time to visit them all and they all contain incredible treasures, from a fascinating crypt to a masterpiece […]

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 […]