Why we do NOT offer segway tours?

Posted on Sep 22, 2015 in Time out to reflect

We decided to offer you authentic local experiences  only and you will never see a Roman on a segway in Rome! We offer bike and Vespa tours as we regularly go on bikes and scooters ourselves. Moreover in Rome there are steps, holes, cobbled stones and crazy traffic jams, therefore a segway can be hard to […]

A city is not a theme park

Posted on Sep 4, 2015 in Time out to reflect

On Tripadvisor for each city you have a list of “attractions”. We are now used to these “lists of things to do”, but I recently realised (while travelling to a foreign city) that when it comes to a *city* this approach has no meaning. Is the Pantheon more “important” or  “interesting” than (for example) the three columns of […]

Best views over Rome

Posted on Aug 25, 2015 in On your own

Rome’s skyline is unique and magic, you cannot miss a general overview of the city from the top of a famous monument or terrace.  And you have plenty of options here! We recommend to take a stroll in one of these “belvedere” in a sunny day and possibly at the end of your Roman holiday… you will […]

It’s always time for “gelato”!

Posted on Jun 30, 2015 in Children, Foodies & Shopaholics

Shall we explain why gelato is good? I don’t think so… Gelato is part of our culture, like pizza or pasta, fashion, soccer, wine… These are not commonplaces, but  statements about our everyday life. In Italy there are more than 35.000 gelateria and Italians eat an average of 75 cups of gelato each year (6 kilos!). This implies we know […]

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 70 years the monumental archaeological site […]

Happy Birthday, Roma!

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

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, […]

Roses

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 […]

Useful links

Posted on Mar 12, 2015 in On your own, Planning Support

(revised on Aug. 2020) When you plan a trip to Rome, you might need the following links: Trains: fast trains connect easily the main cities of Italy. Just two companies i.e. Trenitalia and Italo. You usually get better deals buying tickets in advance. Bus/Metro in Rome is provided by a public company called  ATAC. Here you’ll find […]

When to start planning your trip?

Posted on Mar 12, 2015 in Planning Support

We firmly believe a trip starts when you start planning it. That said…the sooner, the better! But it is also true you cannot reserve everything too much in advance. Make your reservations well ahead of time, chosing the best period for you/your family to travel. Consult local experts (like us!) concerning how many nights you should […]

You’ll never starve in Rome !

Posted on Mar 9, 2015 in Foodies & Shopaholics

“Unsurprisingly, she knows all the best places to eat in Rome, including a gelateria that serves a frozen rice pudding (and if they don’t serve this kind of thing in heaven, then I really don’t want to go there.) She took me out to lunch the other day, and what we ate included not only […]