Five sport events not to be missed in Rome

Posted on Aug 9, 2022 in Outdoors, Sport, Music...

Traveling abroad for sport events is a growing trend and it’s a great way of becoming familiar with a city by returning often. Italy is not just soccer (“calcio”), many sports are practiced and supported in our country and international events are annually organised in Rome. Just a little list of ideas: soccer: matches of […]

Bike tours in Italy

Posted on Mar 24, 2020 in Outdoors, Sport, Music...

[revised November 2021] We are in touch with some energetic colleagues across Italy who also offer bike experiences as we do, so here we are pleased to list them and we are sure the number will increase: biking is a great way to discover a new city or country, it is sustainable and slow enough […]

Opera under the stars

Posted on Apr 27, 2015 in Arts and History, Outdoors, Sport, Music...

Rome’s Opera House holds its summer opera and ballet season framed by the incredible ruins of the Baths of Caracalla (Terme di Caracalla), where you can enjoy opera under the stars. The performances feature the orchestra, chorus and the ballet company of the “Teatro dell’Opera di Roma” as well as international stars. For over 80 years the monumental archaeological site […]

Happy Birthday, Roma!

Posted on Apr 13, 2015 in Outdoors, Sport, Music..., Children

Every April 21st the “Eternal city” gets older! Even this year there will be the historical parade along Via dei Fori Imperiali, just in front of the Colosseum, ending at Circus Maximus (the ancient chariot race track) where  the ritual ceremony of the “digging of the trench”, a ri-evocation of the foundation of Rome, will take place: Romulus, […]


Posted on Apr 6, 2015 in Outdoors, Sport, Music...

Maybe you’ve never heard about it, but since many years there is a special contest which takes place here during springtime, it is the Rome Prix for roses! On the slope of the romantic Aventino, a municipal Rose Garden  is located. Every year approximately 100 varieties of roses from all over the world are on show […]

Rome for music lovers

Posted on Mar 7, 2015 in Outdoors, Sport, Music...

[revised December 2021] Once you have spent the full day touring Rome, you just wish to relax for the night. First option, we know, is always a nice dinner in a traditional trattoria or in a gourmet restaurant and of course you have plenty of choices. But maybe you wish to change for a night and enjoy […]

Green Rome

Posted on Mar 5, 2015 in Outdoors, Sport, Music..., Children

[revised December 2021] There are so many  parks in Rome, it would be a pity not to enjoy one, at least! Buy a ball, rent a bike and “live” the cheerful atmosphere of the gardens next to the Roman families. Why not to buy some freshly baked bread or “white pizza” (we do not say focaccia in Rome, […]

Calessino: the modern rickshaw

Posted on Feb 22, 2013 in Outdoors, Sport, Music..., Children

What’s a “calessino”? The Piaggio commercial states: “the folding top and the four seats make the calessino ideal for a leisurely drive, perhaps with a picnic hamper in the back”. Yes, why not? All the tours we can offer you by bike, by Vespa or on foot can be much more relaxing with a driver and a […]

Longing for a pool?

Posted on Jul 1, 2012 in Outdoors, Sport, Music..., Children, On your own

(revised November 2021) In summer we can hit 40°Celsius on some days, so we post this “survival kit” to travellers  who plan a trip in the warmest months of the year. If your hotel or B&B has no private pool (which is more likely, as this is not a common feature in Rome), you can enjoy some public […]

Summer in Rome

Posted on Jun 12, 2012 in On your own, Outdoors, Sport, Music...

“ROME is a city made for the summer. The sun shines, the classical, medieval and Baroque settings are sublime and the balmy evenings offer a long, languorous round of warm cobbled streets, candlelit trattorias and fountain-splashed piazzas“… this is how an interesting article by Tim Jepson starts…and we totally agree! Many visitors are worried about […]