Summer in Rome

Posted on Jun 12, 2012 in On your own, Outdoors, Sport, Music...

“ROME is a city made for the summer. The sun shines, the classical, medieval and Baroque settings are sublime and the balmy evenings offer a long, languorous round of warm cobbled streets, candlelit trattorias and fountain-splashed piazzas“… this is how an interesting article by Tim Jepson starts…and we totally agree! Many visitors are worried about […]

Feeling home in a “palazzo”

Posted on Feb 1, 2012 in Arts and History

[revised February 2024] Do you know a large number of Roman masterpieces remain tantalizingly behind the gates of private palaces? Of all European cities, Rome has most of historical palaces and villas still in private hands, due to the presence of many noble families aspiring to papacy in the bygone days: every time a new […]

“Family travel grows up”

Posted on Jan 25, 2012 in Time out to reflect, Children

“It’s no longer automatic that a vacation with the kids means a week in Waikiki or four days at Disney. Increasingly, parents are figuring out how to bring the family along on trips to explore the world in all its complex glory”… this is  the incipit of  an article from Conde Nast Traveller published in March […]

To be or not to be (a tour guide)

Posted on Jan 8, 2012 in Time out to reflect

[revised December 2023] We have to admit it: our job is wonderful! BUT…. it is not so easy as it might seem… From the list of 7 qualities you can read in this article, we especially believe in empathy and organisational skills… a tour guide is not a teacher, but someone who helps you to navigate and […]

Shopping streets in Rome

Posted on Nov 14, 2011 in On your own, Foodies & Shopaholics

[revised February 2024] The best souvenir you can take back home with you is a good “made in Italy” item: a dress for your parties, an elegant bag or a pair of shoes, a silk tie, a little piece of art (a water-painting, for instance), a design furniture for your house… Good shops selling nice […]

All world is a stage, Rome is the best!

Posted on Oct 31, 2011 in On your own

[revised December 2023] Many films were shot in Rome, offering a great set to directors and a long tradition in the movie industry. Therefore a good way to prepare your trip to Rome or to re-live the sites you just visited is simply watching one of those immortal movies: Rome Open City by Rossellini: about […]