Tag: travel to rome

Visiting the Vatican City, the ultimate guide to the Holy See

One of the most visited landmarks in Rome, Vatican City is the world's smallest state. Located in the heart of the Italian capital, it has been shrouded in mystery since its very inception. Small but boasting an overwhelming wealth of artwork, ...

Top 10 reasons to visit Rome

For some people it's the beaches, for some the food, others are curious about a different culture and some about the history of a place. Many like to travel for a combination of all of these. If you are one of the latter, you will appreciate our top ...

Ancient Rome around every corner of the modern city

Ancient Roman pillar embedded in a more recent palace A while ago I joined a fascinating tour in the footsteps of the notoriously famous Borgia family, starting from pope Alexander VI and his lovers Vannozza Cattanei, with whom he had all his ...

Rome Carnival between history and tradition

The festive spirit of Rome Carnival After attending and loving Venice Carnival, this year's Mardi Gras I decided to follow the parade organized for the carnival in Rome, a city where I lived for almost ten years and where I ignored they even had ...

Street art and community roots at Rome’s Quadraro neighborhood

"Art pollinates Quadraro", mural welcoming visitors to Rome's street art neighborhood Quadraro So you thought Rome was all about BCs and ancient artwork. Understandably so, if we think of all the beauty and art and frescoes and carvings ...

Uncharted and traditional Rome, Italianness in Garbatella Lots

Engraved portrait of "Lady Garbatella" Colosseum, ancient ruins, immortal masterpieces, Caravaggios and basilicas. While Rome is all that, there are many other fascinating areas of the city shadowed by such timeless jewels, and one of them is ...

When the Vatican Museums open only for you

The Statues Courtyard What happens when you get the chance to visit the Vatican Museums without the usual, never-ending crowd? You can easily get used to it. And spoiled, very spoiled. With an average of some 20,000 visitors per day, these ...

Rome Actually