Shopping for tours in ateliers instead of malls

Posted on Nov 22, 2022 in Arts and History

Do you know when supermarkets started to exist in the commercial world? In 1830 the so-called “Magazines de Nouveautés” opened in France. Soon later Macy’s opened in New York. Food stores opened in the US during WW1 and the traditional habit of single shops for different items waned after millennia. It’s easy to understand why, […]

7 ideas to be romantic in Rome

Posted on Aug 15, 2022 in On your own

Forget Paris! Rome is the city for romance: the pink sky over the ruins, the rooftop terraces, the Vespa rides, the padlocks everywhere…. If you plan a romantic journey, maybe your honeymoon or an anniversary, well, Rome has a lot to offer. Here is a non exhaustive list that we are happy to improve with […]

Five sport events not to be missed in Rome

Posted on Aug 9, 2022 in Arts and History

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 […]

When in Rome… tour as Goethe did!

Posted on Aug 8, 2022 in On your own

Ah, the bygone days! Those old times when people traveled for months… even years! It was the Grand Tour and the german writer Goethe not only experienced it between 1786 and 1788, but he also documented it with a lot of details in his famous journal “The Italian Journey”. If you are looking for inspiration […]

Why choosing a bike tour?

Posted on May 7, 2022 in On your own

Why should you visit Rome riding a bike? I’m sure you heard about awful traffic, scary potholes, bumpy cobblestones, seven hills…. So, again…. why should you rent a bike to visit Rome? Here we go: First, it’s fun! Yes, biking is fun, and probably on your standard life you do not have a chance to do […]

Why we do not sell underground Colosseum tours

Posted on Apr 29, 2022 in Time out to reflect

We already tried to explain in another blogpost why it is so difficult to visit the underground sector of the Colosseum. Annually I make an attempt, to verify if the situation is still the same, sadly it’s getting always worse.  Today (April 29, 2022) I decided to help some Italian friends to get these tickets, they […]

FAQ: how do you remember all this “stuff” about Rome?

Posted on Jan 20, 2022 in Time out to reflect

We are often asked how can we remember all the infos we provide during a tour. The game of jigsaw explains well our system of memorising information and concepts connected to the history of Rome. At the beginning you are… puzzled! You do not know where to start from, too many pieces, let’s imagine an […]

Coffee break

Posted on Jan 20, 2022 in Foodies & Shopaholics

[revised August 2022] If you have seen a cup of coffee here in Italy (our little cup, in fact, is called “tazzina”), you know why most of our cafeterias don’t have tables, but you just stand at the bar for our “coffee shot”. Well, when you are on holiday and far from your accommodation, sometimes […]

Rome’s attractions and official websites: what a mess!

Posted on Jul 30, 2021 in On your own

[revised November 2021] When we travel, we experience the confusion of someone looking for the most direct and official platform to book tickets for attractions and finding tons of options. The “real one” is usually several lines under the fake ones. The reason is easy to get: these alternative platforms pay to be on top […]

Travelling for faith to Rome

Posted on Aug 19, 2020 in Arts and History, On your own

[revised November 2021] Rome is the capital of Christendom, but I rarely sense the spirituality of this city of martyrs and saints in the most celebrated basilicas. Nevertheless, a lot of travellers come here in reason of their faith, maybe it’s not the only push, but an important one. Therefore we ought to provide a […]