No other part of the world has such a sophisticated network of underground corridors as Rome. Only Paris comes close but the catacombs in Paris in reality are more of abandoned lime stone quarries turned into burial grounds during the french revolution of the late 18th century. There are approximately 60 catacombs in Rome and […]Read more
In Italy, Easter or “Pasqua” is celebrated best at the dinner table. What is served as traditional dishes changes from city to city. Starting from major cities in the north we will journey south wards, listing all the traditional dishes you need to try if you are visiting one of these cities during Easter Holidays.Read more
Every dish has its ideal wine to accompany and enhance the flavors being served. Naturally, the pairing of food and wine is a delicate subject, as many factors need to be taken into consideration. For instance, what is the right room temperature for serving a Brunello?Read more
The origin and purpose for this marmoreal sculpture is not sure. It could have been a roof coverage permitting rain to trickle inside the nearby temple of Hercules Victor or a sacrificial alter of livestock in which the open orifices allowed blood to spill inside…Read more
Here’s our quick and easy advice on how to get to Ponza from Rome. Keep in mind that a visit to Ponza is a full day experience. Needless to say also is pack a towel, bathing suit, sunscreen, sandals, sunglasses, snacks, water and a hat.Read more
Every big city has to deal with various felonies and misdemeanors on a daily basis. Rome is no exception. As a tourist visiting the eternal city having a bad plate of pasta or a thawed pizza should be a crime! Seriously we advise you to keep an eye out for pickpockets and street scammers. Rome wasn’t created in a day, actual it took 2770 years and its past is full of power struggles, betrayals and back stabbings.Read more
You’ve probably already heard about Roman artichokes and Jewish-style artichokes, but have you heard about “Matticella” artichokes?
As spring season approaches with its warm and sunny days, Rome’s countryside blooms into a kaleidoscope of colors.
Venice has the world famous masks and fancy costumes, Viareggio has the allegorical parades. Rome once had “La corsa dei Berberi” or Barbary horse race.
Since the mid 15th century via del Corso, now the popular shopping district of Rome, was designated as the area to have horse races during the celebration of Carnival
February 14th is a day dedicated to lovers all around the world but where did it originate from? A historical excursus from Lupercalia to St. Valentine.Read more
Why is the Colosseum called… Colosseum?
The Flavian Amphitheatre was inaugurated in 80 AD by the Emperor Titus. The present day nickname dates back to the Middle Ages and has been so widely used that it has completely replaced the original name.