May 2017

April 2017

The Colosseum: An Icon

“The Colosseum: An Icon” A fab new exhibition ‘The Colosseum: An Icon’ opened this week at the Colosseum, on the first floor of the Amphitheatre and runs through to January 2018. Ideal of you are looking for untold stories associated with the monument. Six million tourists a year visit the Colosseum, to marvel at its architectural genius and imagine the gladiators [...]

Nero’s Domus Aurea: The Golden House

Nero’s Golden House: Less is definitely not more when it comes to the Roman domus. A new virtual tour of the Emperor Nero’s Gardens, and access to his golden house has opened in Rome, where tourists are given virtual reality headsets to listen to projected films which guide them with a 3D vision of life as it was during the [...]

March 2017

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]