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Inside Background
Architecture Styles in Rome Many people think of Rome as an open-air museum of...
Last edited: 14 September 2014
Rome is unique. A thousand years' worth of history are the foundation of its...
Last edited: 09 June 2013
HEALTH   For a real medical emergency, call 118. Ask passersby to call for you...
Last edited: 01 May 2015
If you're interested in slightly more peripheral Roman history (or a fan of...
Last edited: 10 June 2013
  Rome's city centre is divided into 22 rioni (wards) surrounded by 32...
Last edited: 07 December 2014
In Print: Rome past and present - guide with reconstructions of ancient...
Last edited: 05 October 2015
The Azienda di Promozione Turistica di Rome (Rome Tourist Board) provides...
Last edited: 23 November 2014
Rome during Spring and Summer Spring in Rome can be beautiful.  That said, Rome...
Last edited: 06 December 2014
Michelangelo Merisi, known as Caravaggio, was an Italian painter active in...
Last edited: 06 May 2015
It is a little known fact that the European Blue Badge for Disabled People...
Last edited: 23 May 2014
The Eternal City of Rome conjures up many different images in people's heads...
Last edited: 05 February 2015
Pope Francis has declared an Extraordinary Jubilee Year! This Holy Year will...
Last edited: 23 January 2016
Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) is considered one of the greatest artists...
Last edited: 06 May 2015
Four 70 year olds were planning a 4 night visit to Rome but most of the...
Last edited: 14 January 2014
This is a link that displays a  selection of photographic images of some icons...
Last edited: 01 June 2007
Renting an Apartment in Rome Many people choose to stay in an apartment in Rome...
Last edited: 23 February 2015
Three Days - By Foot in Rome For anyone interested in western history or art...
Last edited: 19 January 2012
If you are either arriving in Rome before your accommodation is available, or...
Last edited: 13 May 2016
Many people choose to stay near the main train station, the “Termini” area...
Last edited: 18 October 2015
Many people find themselves planning a trip to Rome during the summer months...
Last edited: 29 February 2016
Millions of words were written about this beautifully unique city, a few...
Last edited: 26 July 2013
Travelling to Rome with a wheelchair user. Rome is not built for wheelchairs...
Last edited: 10 November 2014
One question that comes up frequently is what museums or tours should be booked...
Last edited: 21 August 2015
In the Summer time  If you’re visiting Rome in the summertime, make sure you...
Last edited: 22 May 2016
Where to stay in Rome depends on your preferences and interests as well as, to...
Last edited: 27 December 2014
Inside Transportation
Rome airport Fiumicino or Leonardo da Vinci airport of Rome  Italy’s first...
Last edited: 14 June 2016
Seeing Rome by Foot or Bike Rome is definitely one of the best cities to see by...
Last edited: 13 December 2015
Rome has a terrific underground railway system that will get you near most...
Last edited: 17 May 2016
Taxis   There is a fixed rate to take a taxi to or from the airport to anywhere...
Last edited: 05 May 2016
Rome Fiumicino Airport to central Rome: by dedicated 'Express' train or by...
Last edited: 13 January 2013
By shuttle bus to Termini: Several companies of shuttle bus (ATRAL...
Last edited: 04 May 2016
Italy's Italo train debuted April 28 2012. Nowadays it connects Rome with...
Last edited: 07 December 2014
In addition to the traditional three-day Roma Pass, there is now a 48-hour Roma...
Last edited: 05 June 2016
Deciding how to get around in Rome is huge. There are many options but the best...
Last edited: 08 February 2015
There are basically two ways of travelling between Civitavecchia, the town...
Last edited: 22 July 2016
This article outlines the various ways of getting from and to Rome Fiumicino...
Last edited: 17 May 2016
Most Rome guidebooks advise to take the non-stop, "express" train from...
Last edited: 20 August 2014
Rome, like many Italian cities, has a ZTL (Zona Traffico Limitato), which...
Last edited: 26 January 2016
Inside Things to Do
A number of coach companies run day tours from Rome to a number of local...
Last edited: 03 April 2016
For families it is a great idea to stay by the beach - very few visitors to...
Last edited: 17 June 2013
Ideally to see most of the sites around Rome at a relaxed pace you'll need four...
Last edited: 26 July 2016
This is a list of some things to do in Rome. Please always do your own pre-trip...
Last edited: 06 December 2014
At the base of the steps to the Borghese Gardens from Piazza Popolo is a little...
Last edited: 03 April 2012
As you walk around Rome, you may see posters for opera or other classical...
Last edited: 02 July 2013
Many major shopping streets in Rome are lined with outposts of such European...
Last edited: 27 April 2015
Maximo Roma - making the most of 48 hours Fly overnight (save a hotel night...
Last edited: 21 August 2015
First day: see the ghetto (Jewish part of Rome) from Via delle Botteghe Oscure...
Last edited: 19 November 2011
Land at Fiuminico Airport and take taxi to accommodation.  48 Euros set fare...
Last edited: 04 July 2015
Do:  Go ahead and take an all day tour of Ancient and Monumental Rome.  You...
Last edited: 02 April 2012
Whether you need a guidebook, are inspired by Rome and looking for books on...
Last edited: 07 January 2016
Campo de Fiori is a piazza a short walk west from Largo di Torre Argentina and...
Last edited: 11 June 2014
Rome is riddled with numerous (approximately 40) catacombs, only a few of which...
Last edited: 27 March 2016
Rome is probably the city in the world which houses the largest number of...
Last edited: 04 July 2015
History, Scale, Impact and awe-struck first impressions - few places on earth...
Last edited: 25 April 2012
Going to the colosseum is a great way to spend the afternoon.  You can walk...
Last edited: 19 January 2012
Contemporary Art in Rome While many picture Rome as filled with classical...
Last edited: 04 April 2016
Here is some advice for people who have seen all the purses on the sheets...
Last edited: 09 June 2015
Nemi is a very non-touristy quaint town outside of Rome.  You would need a car...
Last edited: 26 July 2012
No one "needs" a guided tour to see Rome or Vatican City.  Millions of people...
Last edited: 11 July 2016
Three nights in Rome will give you a good experience of Rome's highlights.  1...
Last edited: 23 August 2011
This is a city that is very busy and crowded with tourists. Pickpockets exist...
Last edited: 06 July 2015
Not to be confused with the Roman Forum (Foro Romano), the Imperial Forums were...
Last edited: 07 February 2015
The Forum Boarium was one of several ancient forums dedicated to a particular...
Last edited: 08 February 2015
The Roman Forum (Foro Romano) was once the beating heart of ancient Rome. The...
Last edited: 04 October 2015
The city of Rome is often considered to be practically an open-air museum.  You...
Last edited: 18 June 2016
Want to go on a Free Tour? You can consider the free downloadable tours offered...
Last edited: 08 February 2011
If you don't have an extensive knowledge of Rome and it's famous sites, it is...
Last edited: 13 May 2010
Noi Salon Noi is a charming salon located in the back of a coutyard in Piazza...
Last edited: 03 July 2015
If your family is a U.S. military family - active duty or retired - be sure to...
Last edited: 06 July 2015
The National Museum of Folk Arts and Traditions, located at EUR, is a museum...
Last edited: 17 June 2013
Ostia Antica Ostia Antica, an ancient town located in the outskirts of Rome...
Last edited: 06 December 2014
Palazzo Massimo alle Terme  (National Museum of Rome)  Largo di Villa Peretti...
Last edited: 20 May 2013
Palazzo Zuccari, also known as the “Monster House,” is one of Rome’s many...
Last edited: 13 November 2015
Usually every Wednesday morning a general audience with His Holiness the Pope...
Last edited: 03 June 2014
Piazza del Popolo is one of Rome’s most wonderful public squares. Giuseppe...
Last edited: 25 October 2015
Why visit Rome on a bicycle? Rome is a beautiful city and visiting one of its...
Last edited: 04 July 2015
If you like history, art, and like to share the same passion that Roman people...
Last edited: 23 September 2013
Must visit:   Villa Borghese , 10 minutes walking from metro Flaminio-Pi... de...
Last edited: 27 November 2012
Rome is an amazing city ... but it can be difficult or even overwhelming to...
Last edited: 03 May 2015
There are many churches in Rome. All are different and all contain wonderful...
Last edited: 12 July 2010
"Where do you buy a hairdryer?" The "department" stores on Via del Corso are...
Last edited: 01 January 2016
1. To get to the train into Rome from Fiumicino Airport: After passing through...
Last edited: 17 December 2009
Looking for a place to watch a Six Nations rugby match, or perhaps the...
Last edited: 21 February 2016
  The Baths of Caracalla were started by Emperor Septimius Severus and...
Last edited: 10 July 2010
If you are an animal lover, you may want to stop by one of Rome’s cat...
Last edited: 10 January 2016
The Spanish Steps area has long been home to an expat community of artists...
Last edited: 16 August 2015
The Pantheon, an ancient temple, is Rome’s crown jewel.  It is not only one of...
Last edited: 24 October 2015
Well worth a visit is the quiet green oasis of the historic Protestant Cemetery...
Last edited: 07 May 2015
The Spanish Steps (Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti) are one of the most famous...
Last edited: 11 October 2015
Rome is chock full of amazing ancient statues. Some of them even can talk...
Last edited: 04 October 2015
The Trevi Fountain is one of Rome’s most wonderful sights – and with its recent...
Last edited: 17 October 2015
If you don't have an extensive knowledge of Rome and its famous sites, it is...
Last edited: 11 April 2012
Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel  Viale Vaticano  Tel: 0039 06 69884676...
Last edited: 20 May 2013
Via Margutta is one of the prettiest streets in the Eternal City.  Located just...
Last edited: 10 October 2015
Villa Borghese is one of the largest parks in Rome (approximately 150 acres...
Last edited: 03 January 2015
World War II Sights in Rome World War II in Rome is a complicated subject, with...
Last edited: 10 November 2014
Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls   Piazzale di San Paolo, 1...
Last edited: 10 October 2013
Basilica of St. John Lateran   (San Giovanni in Laterano)  Piazza San Giovanni...
Last edited: 17 June 2013
San Carlo al Corso is a basilica that is dedicated to St. Ambrose and St...
Last edited: 22 June 2013
Santa Maria degli Angeli  (Our Lady of the Angels and the Martyrs)  Piazza...
Last edited: 24 May 2013
Basilica of St. Mary Major  Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore   Piazza di S...
Last edited: 18 May 2013
Eighteen acres of parkland, more than 1,000 animals of 200 different species of...
Last edited: 15 January 2010
Borghese Museum Piazzale del Museo Borghese 5 Tel. +39 06 8413979 Ticket...
Last edited: 04 April 2014
The Colosseum, also called the Flavian Ampitheater, is one of the great works...
Last edited: 10 November 2014
This wonderful little fountain has been extensively renovated. You'll find this...
Last edited: 13 April 2010
Palazzo Corsini  (National Gallery of Ancient Art)   Via della Lungara, 10 Tel...
Last edited: 21 May 2013
Spada Gallery  Piazza Capo di Ferro, 13  Tel: +39 06 687-4893  Web:  Spada...
Last edited: 22 May 2013
Located northwest of the Vatican and a sufficient distance off the tourist...
Last edited: 10 June 2013
Hours:  Tuesday-Sunday: 9.00 am - 8.00 pm (last admission 1 hour before closing...
Last edited: 20 May 2013
The museum houses collections from the beginning of the Garibaldi era until...
Last edited: 03 April 2010
Located within the Porta San Pancrazio on top of the Gianicolo (Janiculum...
Last edited: 06 December 2014
Note that in summer Rome is very hot indeed, and if you are walking around the...
Last edited: 18 June 2013
Palazzo Altemps  (National Roman Museum)  Piazza di Sant'Apollinare, 46 (Near...
Last edited: 20 May 2013
Barberini Gallery  (National Gallery of Ancient Art)    Via delle Quattro...
Last edited: 21 May 2013
Galleria Doria Pamphilj   Via del Corso, 305 Tel: +39 06 679 7323  Web...
Last edited: 20 May 2013
The location of the Porta Maggiore (an ancient, touristically unspoiled and...
Last edited: 18 June 2013
Porta Portese is the massive flea market that takes over Trastevere every...
Last edited: 15 September 2013
The Vatican is home of ‘The Holy See’ and residence of the Pope. This...
Last edited: 27 June 2010
A small church just up the hill from the Palazzo Barberini, Borromini's "San...
Last edited: 23 July 2006
Literally less than a block away from the Pantheon, behind it sits the only...
Last edited: 13 April 2010
The Scuderie Papali (Papal Stables) are an art exhibition space.  There is no...
Last edited: 03 November 2011
Roma Termini is the second largest train station in Europe and connects Rome to...
Last edited: 07 December 2014
Advice to anyone about to take a trip is don't expect to remember all that you...
Last edited: 17 September 2008
Walking north - or taking the #3 / #19 tram lines for two stops - from the...
Last edited: 14 August 2013
Viale delle Belle Arti intersects the via Flaminia about one mile up from the...
Last edited: 10 November 2014
Hours: Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., closed on Sunday and...
Last edited: 27 August 2013
Villa Maraini   Istituto Svizzero di Roma Via Ludovisi 48, I-00187 Roma Tel...
Last edited: 06 September 2014
Vino roma wine tasting fills a gap on Rome's wine scene - Taste different wines...
Last edited: 14 June 2008
Inside Dining Scene
Please note that the restaurants are organized by neighborhood/area TRASTEVERE...
Last edited: 12 March 2010
Breakfast, to Italians, can be either a coffee (or a caffelatte, or even just a...
Last edited: 15 June 2014
Navona Notte, near Piazza Navona, is one of the best places in the centre for...
Last edited: 01 August 2015
Babette, near Piazza Del Popolo, is located on the lovely Via Margutta at...
Last edited: 27 April 2015
Dining with a View in Rome  Beautiful views of Rome can be had from some the...
Last edited: 05 May 2016
Al 34 is a pleasant and bustling little place near the Spanish Steps (Via Mario...
Last edited: 06 December 2014
Peak lunch hour is at 1:00 PM, and most places don't open for dinner until 7:00...
Last edited: 14 August 2013
Virtually any outdoor cafe in Rome is a wonderful place to people-watch.  Sit...
Last edited: 17 June 2013
Casa Bleve Located in the historic center at Via del Teatro Valle, 48, Casa...
Last edited: 28 December 2014
Yes, Italy is known for its wine. But, if there is a beer lover in your group...
Last edited: 23 March 2016
  Although it's true that gelato (ice cream) is sold pretty much everywhere in...
Last edited: 27 April 2015
Rome has coffee bars (what some may call a café) everywhere, where people go...
Last edited: 06 July 2015
The usual place to grab a quick cup of coffee is to go to a bar (what many...
Last edited: 06 July 2015
Rome has a vibrant dining scene – and it’s certainly not limited to pizza and...
Last edited: 16 November 2015
One of the new trends in the “sharing economy” is meal sharing (sometimes...
Last edited: 21 June 2015
Michelin Star Restaurants in Rome For a special splurge in the Eternal City...
Last edited: 26 June 2016
Sora Margherita, Piazza delle Cinque Scole, 30. Open at 12:30 (was full by...
Last edited: 29 January 2014
Here are some tips of typical beverages that can make the summer heat more...
Last edited: 15 September 2013
Eating vegetarian is totally do-able in the Eternal City. You don’t necessarily...
Last edited: 27 February 2016
Inside Italy: For Foreign Visitors
In Italy, as in most of  Western Europe, the official currency is the Euro...
Last edited: 05 July 2016
Border crossings When travelling between Italy and another Schengen country...
Last edited: 17 January 2012
112 carabinieri 113 police 117 guardia di finanza (tax police) 118 ambulance
Last edited: 21 November 2015
  Parla Inglese?   Do you speak English?  Grazie  Thank You Prego  You are...
Last edited: 20 April 2016
In Italy you must always dial the area code AND the telephone number, even if...
Last edited: 21 January 2015
In Italy service, which usually ranges from 1 to 3 euros depending on the...
Last edited: 02 January 2016
Where to find cheap and free flights to and from Italy? Italian citizens or...
Last edited: 15 March 2016
Thanks to the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, it is quite easy to know if...
Last edited: 03 August 2015
If you read reviews of Italy, you will find that Italians are regarded as...
Last edited: 12 August 2015
A little planning can make your trip go a lot smoother. At least a week or two...
Last edited: 19 June 2013
For Italian pronunciation, remember you pronounce everything as you see it...
Last edited: 19 January 2007
Reviews for some hotels in Italy show some guests claiming the reception staff...
Last edited: 15 November 2013
If you have an unlocked GSM cell phone that supports the GSM 900 and GSM 1800...
Last edited: 12 July 2016
More than 20% of Italians are smokers and that includes teenagers. Although the...
Last edited: 25 November 2014
This is a few key railway phrases in english & italian.: Aisle = corridoio...
Last edited: 12 August 2014
If you are planning on traveling from mainland Italy to Sicily you might want...
Last edited: 20 October 2013
Some international car hire companies in downtown Pisa close at 13.00 until...
Last edited: 17 December 2012
When you are leaving the country through the Rome Airport, here are some tips...
Last edited: 27 July 2012