Travel Interests

May 2017

Eco friendly electric scooters for sustainable tourism in Rome

When in Rome, do as the Romans do!As of April 2017, it has been made possible to hire electric scooters, specially available for tourists, under a new scheme announced by Rome city council, to encourage transport options to travellers and let them explore the city ‘Roman Holiday’ style. A fleet of 240 electric scooters, that have zero emissions, for an [...]

Roman Holiday movie locations

When tourists visit Rome and book a tour, one of the most asked questions we get asked is ‘Where did they film Roman Holiday?’ Why? Because Audrey Hepburn is to Rome what Jackie O was to Capri or what Elizabeth Taylor was to Acapulco. She was the epitome of elegance without excess. Little did she know that one walk in the [...]

Things to do in Rome: The Appian Way

All roads lead to Rome and the Romans were known for their gigantic freeways, one of their many engineering inventions. One such road is the Via Appia, also known as the Appian Way. Locally known as ‘the Queen of the roads’, it stretches all the way to the harbour of Brindisi. The mega road was originally constructed to connect Rome to Southern [...]

Clotilde Restaurant, exquisite dining in the historical centre

When it comes to avoiding the tourist traps in Rome, just walk a few blocks away from the worlds most beautiful monuments, and eat where the locals do when they want delicious meals.  Our latest find really ticks all the boxes for traditional Roman dishes with a modern twist, made using the latest technologies and cooking techniques. A winning [...]

March 2017

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 Niki [...]

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 [...]