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The worlds smallest restaurant, 40 minutes from Rome

Dining for two. They say three is a crowd, which makes this restaurant which only has a table for two, the perfect dining experience, 40 minutes outside of Rome. Italy is definitely the most romantic country in the world, and it doesn’t get more romantic than this. Solo per Due, or ‘Just for Two’, is the smallest restaurant in the [...]

Cleopatra: The most powerful woman in history

Cleopatra – aka the Queen of the Nile – is one of the most famous women in history, best known for her seduction of Julius Caesar and the love of her life Marc Anthony, as well as being remembered for her intellect and beauty. But, is what we remember Cleopatra for, mere hype from ancient Rome, or fact? Here’s the [...]

Beware, the Ides of March

The Ides of March (Idus Martiae) The assisination of dictator Julius Caesar made the Ides of March a turning point in Roman history, as one of the events that marked the transition from the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire. Caesar was stabbed to death at a meeting of the senate on the 15th March 44 B.C, by as many as [...]

Maremma, off the beaten track Tuscany

The majestic surroundings of lush Maremma is the best of both worlds. A peaceful patch of Etruscan memory and medieval Borgo villages, not overdone, nor too touristic. In between the sea, ‘off the beaten track Tuscany’, a mere 1 hour 30 minutes drive from Rome. Maremma is the gem that brings you the magic of the Tarot Gardens by [...]

Things we love about Modena

Modena is a brilliant weekend city break destination, just south of the Po Valley, in the region of Emilia-Romagna. It is also one of Italy’s renowned gastronomic centres with some of the best ‘un-sung’ secret restaurants, and of course, home to delicious Balsamic Vinegar. Balsamic Vinegar The traditional balsamic vinegar (Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale), is made from a reduction of cooked white Trebbiano [...]

Happy International Women’s Day

Happy International Womens Day, or as it’s more commonly called in Italy, la Festa della Donna, where the importance of women is celebrated by the giving and receiving of a beautiful mimosa blossom. Women in Rome and throughout Italy will have free entry to state museums and cultural sites today as part of a nationwide initiative by the Ministry of [...]

20 fun facts about Italy

Italy’s Best Fun Fact File Some interesting and even surprising fun facts about Italy for your amusement. So test your knowledge with your fellow travelling companions over an aperitivo on Italian trivia, just for fun! 1) Italians truly love Art, and have more masterpieces per square mile than any other country. 2) The money tossed into The Trevi Fountain is collected and [...]

Nemi and its delicious Strawberries, 30 minutes from Rome

Nemi, bang in the heart of the Castelli Romani hills and a mere 30 minutes drive from Rome, Lake Nemi is a discreet marvel with desirable menus. Every May, it is decorated with strawberries for the delicious Fragoline di Bosco festival, now in it’s 83rd year. That is, a celebration of the wild strawberries that grow in the nearby woods, [...]

Medieval Day Trips from Rome

Montepulciano, Montefalco and Montalcino are three beautiful medieval towns that would make ideal day trips from Rome. But, before we talk about these must do destinations, let’s discuss what it was like in medieval Italy. Medieval Italy Medieval Italy saw the birth of many important poets and writers, and became the cradle of Western art. In 1321, Dante Alighieri, delighted the world [...]

5 Reasons to Visit Rome This Summer

There are a million reasons to visit the Eternal City, but Italy’s capital really comes alive during the summer. Whether it be seasonal events or spectacular monuments, Italy’s Best makes it their mission to provide a luxury travel experience that will give you an insider’s view of Rome. To that end, we give our top 5 reasons to visit [...]