15 Best Places to Propose in Rome

Image: Rowing a boat in Villa Borghese lake one of the places to propose in Rome

So you’ve decided to pop the question. Congratulations! Whether you are into art, history, breathtaking views, Prosecco, or Jacuzzi, with so many perfect places to propose in Rome, you can never go wrong. Utterly romantic and a source of inspiration for centuries, Rome is a fantastic city to take your fiancée to pop the question. … Read more

Taste Of Testaccio Food Tour in Rome With Eating Europe – Our Experience and Review

Croissants as a typical Italian breakfast to start our Taste of Testaccio food tour in Rome

Why do we travel? Landmarks, palaces, artwork, are all great reasons, but when we want to experience authenticity, what do we think of? Food, of course. I took a food tour in Rome and discovered Roman cucina povera in the trendy Testaccio neighborhood. Let’s face it, Italy’s culinary tradition isn’t famous worldwide for nothing. A … Read more

23 Ancient Roman Ruins That Are A Must-See

Image: Ancient sites in Rome

It’s no secret to anyone that Rome is a top destination for archaeology buffs. From the Colosseum to the ruins of the ancient aqueducts scattered around the city, there is no city like Rome that better fits the moniker of an open-air museum. Our selection of the most interesting ancient Roman ruins will help you … Read more

22 Most Impressive and Famous Buildings in Rome

Image: Pantheon one of the most famous buildings in Rome

Roman architecture and engineering feats are the most praised and copied around the world, both ancient and modern. Palaces built as a show of wealth and power by notable families, churches commissioned to leading architects to increase the prestige and authority of the clergy, as well as buildings aimed at the public service such as … Read more

Birthday of Rome, All You Need to Know About the 21st of April in Rome

Image: Roman Forum where to celebrate the birthday of Rome

Think of a gorgeous old actress that instead of walking on her sunset boulevard shows no sign of cooling despite her age and instead celebrates her aging in great style. This is precisely what happens every 21st of April since 753 BC when Romans celebrate the birthday of Rome with parties, events, plays, masquerades, and … Read more

10 Places to See the Work of Borromini in Rome, An Easy Guide

Image: Top works of Borromini in Rome. Photo by Rome Actually

Introvert and bad-tempered, Switzerland-born Francesco Borromini was a true genius architect. Never shying away from challenges, even seeking them himself, quintessentially eccentric and brilliant, one of the most fascinating experiences in the city is to track and visit the unique masterpieces of Borromini in Rome. While not as ubiquitous as his eternal rival and peer … Read more

The 16 Most Famous Churches in Rome

Image: One of the most famous churches in Rome

One of the biggest reasons people travel to Rome is religion. Hosting the seat of Christianity in its heart, it’s only natural that the most famous churches in Rome are also gorgeous landmarks that attract curious tourists and in-the-know travelers. Alongside museums and notable palaces, the churches of Rome are the places where you can … Read more

Carciofi alla Giudia recipe: All you need to know to make Roman Jewish artichokes

Image: carciofi alla giudia roman jewish fried artichokes

Always present in the winter menus of the restaurants in Rome’s Jewish Ghetto, Carciofi alla Giudia (artichokes alla giudia) is one of the very favorite side dishes of the Roman food tradition locals and tourists never miss to order together with spaghetti carbonara, bucatini all’amatriciana and tonnarelli cacio e pepe. If you are visiting Rome … Read more

Things To Do In Ostiense Neighborhood in Rome

Image of Centrale Montemartini in Ostiense, Rome

One of my favorite Rome neighborhoods, there are so many things to do in Ostiense that you can easily spend here a whole day. Located between Testaccio and Garbatella quarters, in Rome’s Ostiense district you are bound to find history, art, and great restaurants. Even though a fascinating neighborhood, Ostiense is hardly in a guided … Read more

9 Things to Know About Pons Fabricius, Rome’s Oldest Bridge + What to Do Nearby

Image: Pons Fabricius bridge in Rome

The short Ponte Fabricio, Rome’s oldest bridge, is located between the Jewish quarter and Trastevere neighborhood. It’s one of the two bridges that connect man-made Tiber Island with Rome’s “mainland”. Specifically, the Fabricio bridge connects Tiber Island with the Jewish quarter, while Ponte Cestio is the bridge connecting the island with Trastevere. Things to Know … Read more

Visiting the Vatican City, the Ultimate and Most Complete Guide to the Holy See

One of the most popular landmarks in Rome, visiting the Vatican City is a priority for most first-time travelers. The world’s smallest state, it’s located in the heart of the Italian capital and has been shrouded in mystery since its very inception. Small but boasting an overwhelming wealth of artwork, undertaking a complete tour of the … Read more

Caravaggio in Rome – 7 Places to See Awesome Caravaggio Paintings in Rome (With Map!)

Image: Judith Beheading Holofernes painting of Caravaggio in Rome

Who doesn’t know Caravaggio? And who doesn’t like his outstanding work? The Italian painter, whose real name was Michelangelo Merisi, is one of my very favorite artists. In his time, between the 16th and 17th centuries, his style was innovative and his technique one-of-a-kind. Caravaggio in Rome can be found in many places including churches … Read more

Finding the best food markets in Rome

Food markets in Rome

Why do we travel to Italy? Architecture? Art? That, too, but let’s face it, some treats of Italian culinary tradition are as inspiring as the Colosseum. With each neighborhood boasting its own character, the food markets in Rome reflect the nature and personality of their rione. Fresh seasonal produce, spices, fragrant bread and pastries, sauces … Read more

Santa Cecilia in Trastevere Basilica – A lesser-known gem in Rome’s popular neighborhood

Image of Santa Cecilia in Trastevere Basilica

One of the lesser-known churches in Rome, Santa Cecilia in Trastevere Basilica is a fantastic stop if you are exploring Trastevere neighborhood. In fact, I always suggest visiting this beautiful Basilica not only for its aesthetic but also for the history you can learn going down its many layers. With all the places to admire … Read more

Rome’s Grand Mosque: Europe-style Islamic Architecture

Designed by Italian architect Paolo Portoghesi with the collaboration of Iraqi architect Sami Mousawi and Italian engineer Gigliotti, Rome’s grand mosque is located in the exclusive Parioli neighborhood and is reportedly one of the largest (if not the largest) in Europe. History of the Grand Mosque of Rome Mutual talks about the project started in the … Read more

Twilight Trastevere Food Tour: Eating and Laughing With Eating Europe

Image: eating in italy at norcineria trastevere food tour

Archaeological ruins, ancient art, beautiful views. The Eternal City offers all this and more. But let’s face it, what most travelers long for is trying the local cuisine. This is why going on a Trastevere food tour has the double perk of eating plenty of delicious dishes in one of Rome’s most popular and history-rich … Read more

8 Amazing Day Trips From Rome, Italy

The best day trips from Rome

Rome is huge and there are a million things to do, places to visit and restaurants to try, but that’s not all. A holiday in Rome, in fact, offers more than the city itself. If you want to spend a day out relaxed and far from the mental traffic, take a train and enjoy one of … Read more