The Most Common Rome Travel Advice you Should NOT Take

It all starts after you book that flight. You start telling your family and friends -- I'm going to Rome! It's my first time! I'm so excited! The tips start pouring in. Go here. Do that. Don't do that. See this. Eat that. Rome is one of those places where you are sure to know people who have been there, done that. Suddenly everyone is an expert. As local romans,

New Year’s Eve celebrations in Italy

All around the world, New Year's Eve Celebrations are a huge event. Following the Gregorian Calendar, the new year starts the 1st January. Every country has its own traditions; in Italy we have several, too. We consider this day as a new beginning, leaving behind the past. To be honest,  follow all the traditions connected to New Year's celebrations could be stressful.

Discovering Christmas Sweets in Italy

With Christmas almost here, it has arrived the moment to honor our culinary culture. In fact, after the decorating moment the second step concerns the food, which plays an important role - most particularly, the sweets. From the North to the South, all the Italians sweets are delicious, but when it's Christmas… My friend, Christmas sweets are on a whole new level! Let’s

Italian food: 6 rules you need to remember

Italian food is famous worldwide. We are proud to share our food and recipes with the world, but you must know that we can be also a little bit touchy. (Just a little bit….) In fact, our culinary culture has some fixed – and unwritten - rules that you definitely need pay attentions to. You know, growing up with an old-fashioned Italian granny helps you a lot with

Typical Roman Habits you should be aware of

Romans are crazy. Romans are always angry. Romans are way too lazy. But we also have some shortcomings! Between all the girls in this blog, I am the only true Roman (as Elena is from the North and Kimberly and Jesse are from NYC), so no one knows better than me how much we can be annoying. We won’t change - so you’d better give up this idea -, but I can help you

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

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

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

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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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