Italian Coffee Culture: a Guide for Non-Italians

Some coffee insight on Italian coffee culture for non-Italians visiting Rome. First of all “ Starbucks “ does NOT exist here. There is one place that is a slight imitation of Starbucks called “ Busters Coffee“ , but this is the exception not the norm. However if you are looking for a morning coffee in Italy first off look for a sign that says “ BAR “, don’t

EcoArt is a Silver Official Vatican Museums Partner… Yea , we fancy…

Everyone knows that it's not what you know, but who you know that's important. Even better to have both! With Silver status and Vatican insider guides, EcoArt makes no compromises. What does EcoArt's Silver Status as an Official Vatican Museums Partner mean for you, you ask? Silver: Official Vatican Museums Partner Benefits for you! The Silver Lining There are 3

Gaeta Getaway: A Great Italian Road Trip

One of my favorite things about Italy is that you can drive a few hours and be in a completely different place from where you’ve embarked. Italy’s seaside is full of enchantment, admirable mountainside, and picturesque countryside. It is the ideal country to do a road trip! My sister and I recently took such a road trip to the alluring seaside of Gaeta. The Beautiful

EcoArt & GAP ROME: The Beginning of a Beautiful Partnership!

Shop at GAP in Rome and benefit! EcoArt is excited to announce our partnership with the one and only GAP store in Rome! Now when you shop at their flagship store , conveniently located near all the best shopping on Via Del Corso, be sure to grab an EcoArt brochure for a whopping 20% off your next tour (cannot be combined with other offers). In turn, all EcoArt customers

A Dream Day Trip From Rome: Ponza

Rome to Ponza Italians know how to live it up. There are two destinations for an Italian during the summer. That is: the mountains (see post about Camporotondo in Abruzzo) or the sea. It’s a lifestyle. Either you are cooling off in the company of mountainous terrain or you’re hands in the air jumping into the crystal blue waters of the Mediterranean. I highly recommend

When in Rome, do as the Roman’s do.. and Escape to Abruzzo !

Escape to Abruzzo In the summer, Rome is H… O… T… hot! Not even the locals want to be here. Therefore when in Rome, do as the Romans do … and escape! The mountains are where all of the Italians go for some nature, solitude and a nice cool breeze. Since Abruzzo is located just an hour or so east from Rome, it's the perfect weekend destination. I was lucky enough

Choosing a Vatican Tour: Night or Day?

  Vatican Tour: Night or Day? Which to Choose? Life will present to you some difficult decisions. For instance “ which EcoArt small group Vatican tour should I take, Night or Day? (chuckle) Well on the surface it may not seem difficult, but when visiting Rome a Vatican tour is a must. With perks such as avoiding the crowds, skipping the line (Ahem VIP), and

From one hipster to another… neighbourhood, that is.

Monti - Rome About a decade ago my (now Expat) sister and I packed our backpacks and moved to Rome together. Shortly after arrival our apartment karma kicked in. We found ourselves residing in a gorgeous apartment right across from the Colosseum in a neighborhood called Monti, Rome. I remember our late night gelati in the Fontana di Piazza della Madonna, frequenting the

My favourite places to visit in Rome

First time I came, I immediately fell in love with this city. My first thought? “This is the place where I want to live”. My name is Elena and I am from a little town called Alessandria, in the north of Italy. It's been 2 years since my arrival in Rome; as you can imagine, my lifestyle and habits were totally different from those I found here! Now I can almost

I have seen grown men cry. #TottiDay

The news reached every end of the globe, football-worshipping nations and non. Francesco Totti of the A.S. Roma, after 28 years of gifting us some soccer's most emotional moments donned the maroon and gold shirt for the last time on Sunday, May 28, 2017.   What ensued was something akin to a funeral. 70,000 adoring fans filled the Olympic Stadium of Rome

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Have you ever seen the snow in August?
We have! Every year on August 5th, the snow will cover the Basilica of St. Maria Maggiore during a special ceremony.

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