What I learnt from travelling about travelling (n°1)

Posted on Aug 24, 2017 in Time out to reflect

My first trip alone was in far 1996, to Paris! It was the first summer I had a salary  and few days of annual leave. I  immediately understood my “holiday time” was precious  and I had to plan the trip well. Now I’ve just returned from a a wonderful trip to Bali, where I had […]

So virtual…so real!

Posted on Jun 5, 2017 in Children

[Revised January 2024] It is becoming more common to have a technological support during an archaeological tour to better understand an ancient site: we have always exploited the power of images to give you an immediate view of the aspect of the Colosseum, the Forum, the Circus Maximus in the Imperial Age. Recently  immersive and multimedia […]

Why we’ll never be N°1 on TripAdvisor

Posted on Mar 3, 2017 in Time out to reflect

[revised January 2024] 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 […]

The perfect Roman holiday!

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

[revised Novembre 2023] We love to give suggestions to our guests and when they ask “how long should we stay in Rome?” it is 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, on my days off. The list is […]

A good pizza in Rome

Posted on Nov 17, 2016 in Foodies & Shopaholics

[revised February 2024] 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) or fiori di zucca (zucchini flowers stuffed with an anchovy […]

Churches you cannot miss in Rome !

Posted on Apr 13, 2016 in Arts and History, On your own

[revised January 2024] 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 […]

A sweet life… #notonlygelato

Posted on Feb 2, 2016 in Foodies & Shopaholics

[revised February 2024] 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 your own

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

[revised December 2023] We believe the guidance of a local expert makes 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 […]

Street Food in Rome

Posted on Dec 22, 2015 in Foodies & Shopaholics

[revised February 2024] 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 […]

Apartments

Posted on Dec 9, 2015 in On your own

[revised December 2023] 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 […]