How to visit Colosseum’s underground

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

[revised August 2022] In the last years, the visit of the Colosseum has been enriched of new areas, i.e. the underground layer, the arena, the third tier called the “belvedere” (currently under restoration). Unfortunately the people interested in this kind of visit are more numerous than the available slots and the way these tickets are […]

All you need to know about Vatican tours

Posted on Dec 10, 2019 in Planning Support

[revised August 2022] A tour at the Vatican is probably the first line in your “to do list” for a trip to Rome (which is ironical, in fact, as the Vatican is not in Rome, neither in Italy… It’s a foreign country! But you already know that, right?) There is a lot to know about […]

Looking for tours in Europe?

Posted on Nov 2, 2018 in On your own

[revised December 2021] 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 […]

Eat local

Posted on Oct 31, 2018 in Foodies & Shopaholics

We are sure one of the reasons to plan a trip to Italy is food, and we agree: it’s a damn good reason! Food is an important “ingredient” in a lifestyle and indulging in a good meal or in a new taste will be a long-lasting memory of your holiday. Italian  cuisine is one of the […]

Why we are NOT on booking engines?

Posted on Oct 29, 2018 in Time out to reflect

[revised November 2021] Some of our guests ask which button on our website they have to click on to book a tour. Well, no button, you have to write an email and we will discuss your plan first. Once we agree on a plan, we will give you instructions to send a confirmation deposit (through […]

How to reach Rome from Civitavecchia Port

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

[revised December 2021] Some of our visitors are here on 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 away from the city centre). Instead of creating a new blogpost, we are happy to share […]

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 […]

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

Posted on Sep 4, 2018 in Planning Support

[revised August 2022] Everybody is well aware by now the most famous tourist attractions need pre-booking in order to avoid long lines. And we will not even consider touring the Vatican if you do not have the  “skip the line” reservations (for the Colosseum it is mandatory). What you need to know is: non only […]

Rome à la carte

Posted on Oct 12, 2017 in Planning Support

[revised December 2021] 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 […]

Tick the box

Posted on Sep 24, 2017 in Time out to reflect

In 2005 I bought a travel magazine (ABTA Travelspirit) while I was waiting for my flight. I found this article by Pat Riddell so enlightening  I decided to keep it and recently I found it again … I tried to find it online to share it, but I couldn’t find it, so I decided to […]