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Budget Rome

Budget Rome
Destination(s): Rome

Rome may be full of expensive museums, historical sites, and restaurants, but that doesn't mean you can't explore the history of this incredible city. Finding the free admission and tours, the family-owned restaurants, and the lesser-known landmarks is the way to experience the ancient feel of Rome without emptying your pocket. read more about Budget Rome... Read More

Top 10 Romantic Things to Do in Italy

Top 10 Romantic Things to Do in Italy
Destination(s): Rome

Italy is synonymous with love and romance, use our top 10 romantic things-to-do in Italy as a guide to plan your couples getaway of a lifetime. Delight your spouse with a trip to Italian jeweler Sabbadini Milano. You'll be whisked into a secret garden upon arrival where the diamonds are grouped into garlands of white and pink daises and colorful butterflies flutter about. All of the bracelets, rings, and broaches are lovingly crafted as they're inspired by nature, but be sure to bring your American Express, the prices are steep. Be sure to schedule Skip the Line: a walking tour of Milan that includes viewing Leonardo Da Vinci's masterpiece, the Last Supper, among its many fascinating historical stops. Looking to put some excitement back in a relationship? Try your hand at windsurfing at Duoglio Beach. Lessons and rentals are available here where the waters are crystal clear and the beaches are relatively sparse in crowds. read more about Top 10 Romantic Things to Do in Italy... Read More

Top 10 Things to Do in Italy

Top 10 Things to Do in Italy
Destination(s): Rome

Our top 10 list of things to do in Italy is your guide to unbridled adventures. Castello Sforzesco is a 14th Century castle that houses museums and paintings by Leonardo da Vinci and Bramante. The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is Milan's 19th Century version of a mall - and it's perfect for shopping and people watching. Marina Grande Beach is the largest beach in the city of Amalfi and is always buzzing with activity. The water is clear - perfect for swimming- and the most beautiful part of the beach can be found on the eastern edge. No visit to Italy would complete without a trip to Centro Storica. Set aside an entire day to explore this historical venue on foot. Here you'll find many of Rome's most famous historical sites such as the Pantheon, Campo dei Fiori, and Piazza Navona. Use our top 10 list of things to do in Italy as a springboard to the perfect vacation. read more about Top 10 Things to Do in Italy... Read More

Rome 2006

Rome 2006
Destination(s): Rome

Although we'd visited Italy before, Rome was a whole new world: relatively familiar medieval and Renaissance Italy underlain by centuries of classical Roman civilization and crowned with the grandeur of the Roman Catholic church. It's a larger city, too. No-one could possibly see all of it on foot in a week, but we came close. (Next time we'll pay proper attention to Trastevere.)

Rome's most charming sights are its many small monuments from all eras: the "talking statues" where dissidents could anonymously post their political opinions, the obelisks looted from Egypt that outnumber those still in place, the famous fountains and more. We visited all that we could. If I put them all in to this trip it would be unreadably long, so get yourself a good printed guide (we like Cadogan and Blue Guides), walk everywhere and don't hesitate to detour a little to interesting spots. Eventually you'll see more than you thought possible. read more about Rome 2006... Read More

Your First Time in Rome

Your First Time in Rome
Destination(s): Rome

Rome comprises 2500 years of history, visibly layered on top of each other and surrounding the smallest country in the world, Vatican City. Whether interests are ancient, medieval, renaissance, baroque or modern, Rome uniquely caters to all. The Centro Storico is home to most of Rome's ancient, baroque and modern sites. The Trastevere neighborhood, just west of the Centro Storico, is a favorite of Romans and visitors, as its vibe is less touristy and more authentic Roman. Meanwhile, the outer-lying neighborhoods highlight Rome's imperial history, both above ground and under, at the excavation sites and catacombs.

Rome's atmosphere is romantic, chaotic, relaxed and touristy all at the same time. Add to that some of history's most beautiful sunsets, and the Eternal City moniker is justified. Thanks to the practically ten months of mild to warm temperature, city lifeis seen in Rome's piazzas both day and night.

Getting around Rome is easy, especially once aware of the incoming motorini (scooters). The city is walkable, bike-able and also has a well integrated public transportation system. ATAC Trams, buses and metros (subways) traverse the entire city and are easy to comprehend. read more about Your First Time in Rome... Read More

Top 10 Fun Restaurants in Italy

Top 10 Fun Restaurants in Italy
Destination(s): Rome

Looking for that extra bit of ambiance with your dining experience? Our top 10 fun restaurant list in Italy gives you the insider information from our team of experts to help you make the most of your trip abroad. The Blues Canal is a rollicking riverboat experience not to be missed. Live blues music can be heard nightly and the kitchen cranks out traditional Milanese fare. Linea d' Ombra is one of the most popular piano bars in Italy and is the ideal place to savor an afternoon cup of coffee or glass of fine wine. Night brings a hip crowd and live funk and jazz music - we recommend sampling the chef's seafood and pasta dishes. San Calisto is popular with the younger crowd and you can dine while listening to a great selection of music. Be sure to sample the delicious pizza and salad selections available here. Use our top 10 fun restaurants in Italy list to plan the vacation and dining experience of a lifetime. read more about Top 10 Fun Restaurants in Italy... Read More

Venice and Beyond

Venice and Beyond
Destination(s): Rome

This is your week in Italy and making Venice your home base is a step toward understanding what makes Italy so special. After seven days in the land where "si" is heard you may be writing sonnets and performing them in your cubicle to whomever may care to listen. Explore Venice and spend a day in Florence and Rome. read more about Venice and Beyond... Read More

Nightlife

Nightlife
Destination(s): Rome

Florence has an active nightlife for such a small town. There are beautiful bars populated by beautiful people. If clubbing and dancing are your idea of a vacation then Florence will not disappoint. Another great evening activity is to enjoy an aperitivo at any of the many bars that offer one. With the purchase of just one drink you have access to a limitless buffet. Be sure to pace yourself, Italian bartenders pour more liberally than their US colleagues. read more about Nightlife... Read More

Romantic Rome

Romantic Rome
Destination(s): Rome

Rome is definitely one of the world's romantic cities, as immortalized in many movie love stories. The city center is small enough that much of it can be explored on foot. Visit in late spring or early summer, when you can enjoy the warm nights outdoors but avoid the intense day heat that sets in during summer. From the food and wine to the gardens and ancient art, this is the perfect place for a romantic vacation to remember. read more about Romantic Rome... Read More

After the Rush in Rome

After the Rush in Rome
Destination(s): Rome

These are just a few of my favorite spots to visit while in Rome. I know there are about 1 million restaurants, fountains, and chiesas to visit, and believe me, I will continue adding to this list of must see Roman destinations. read more about After the Rush in Rome... Read More