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 […]

Eat local

Posted on Oct 31, 2018 in Foodies & Shopaholics

[revised February 2024] 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 […]

Why we are NOT on booking engines?

Posted on Oct 29, 2018 in Time out to reflect

[revised January 2024] 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 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 2023]  When you prepare a trip to Rome, or on the opposite situation, when you  are leaving Rome after an intense holiday, you usually 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 November 2023] Everybody is well aware by now the most famous tourist attractions need pre-booking in order to avoid long lines. What you need to know is: non only Colosseum and Vatican need pre-booking: Borghese Gallery is only accessible upon reservation and you need to buy those tickets  well in advance (and your guide […]

Rome à la carte

Posted on Oct 12, 2017 in Planning Support

[revised Nov 2023] 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 […]

Travelling with a teenager (n°3)

Posted on Sep 12, 2017 in Time out to reflect, Children

[written in 2017] Last “meditation” about travelling (see n° 1 and n° 2)  is coming from my personal experience as a mother of a 14 year old boy and as a tour guide meeting a lot of families with children: when your travel companion is a teenager,  you just have to keep in mind they […]

The guided tour guide (n°2)

Posted on Sep 4, 2017 in Time out to reflect

As I anticipated in  post n°1, I learnt a lot about vacationing just by doing it in the last 30 years (in the picture: a tour I had on Mount Etna, summer 2016).  Of course my critical spirit was sharpened by  working in the travel industry and especially by becoming a tour guide in 2009. […]