Why we’ll never be N°1 on TripAdvisor

Posted on Mar 3, 2017 in Time out to reflect

Every traveller on planet Earth knows about TripAdvisor  and how their ranking system works: quality, quantity and “freshness” of the reviews let a business grow its popularity. We  know that too, and we came to terms with the fact we will never compete with the companies who are in Top 20 about “things to do” in Rome. But […]

The perfect Roman holiday!

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

We love to give suggestions to our guests and when they ask “how long should we stay in Rome?” it is a bit 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, during my days off. The list is in […]

A good pizza in Rome

Posted on Nov 17, 2016 in Children, Foodies & Shopaholics

When in Rome….. eat at least a pizza a week! And if you want to keep up with the locals, remember to order fritti as a starter – from supplì (the roman rice ball hors d’oeuvre) to fillets of baccalà (salt cod) to fiori di zucca (zucchini flowers stuffed with an anchovy and mozzarella). Here […]

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 […]

A sweet life… #notonlygelato

Posted on Feb 2, 2016 in Children, Foodies & Shopaholics

(revised August 2020) Well, we know gelato is a great attraction, but we have many alternatives in the “dessert field” and here are some good addresses for every sweet tooth coming to Rome: Forno Boccione: the bakery of the Jewish Ghetto, the best place for “ricotta e visciole” pie, a tart with sheep cheese and […]

Rome on own

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

We believe the guidance of a local expert will make 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 internal guide […]

Street Food in Rome

Posted on Dec 22, 2015 in Foodies & Shopaholics

It’s the trend of the moment, appreciated in the most important cities of the world and becoming the new gastronomic hit  in Rome too. During your sightseeing walks or just for a quick lunch break, this new habit is giving you the chance to try a kind of food you might not easily find in traditional restaurants. […]

Apartments

Posted on Dec 9, 2015 in On your own

Apartments are a great solution for families with kids, parties of several people and in general when you spend more than a couple of days in town and you really want to experience the local life. This way you can even save a bit (especially if you waive a very central location) or bargain the best […]

Bed and Breakfast

Posted on Dec 9, 2015 in On your own

Under the concept of “Bed and Breakfast” you can expect many different experiences, from the original idea of sharing your time and space with a local family (this does not happen often in Rome) to a sort of small hotel where you will be checked in, provided for keys and be free to move about […]

Hotels

Posted on Dec 9, 2015 in On your own

Hotels in Rome range from humble “pensione” (a simple boarding house) to top-end properties in historical buildings and rates vary a lot. Rates usually lower significantly during the winter months (from November to March, excluding Christmas period). Always check for special promotions and look for the facilities you really need (for instance a car park […]