SCIOPERO. The word makes me shiver whenever I hear it. Traffic. Chaos. The entire public transportation system thrown into question. Flights delayed or cancelled. No taxis to get around. It sounds like a nightmare, but a strike in Rome, as all around Italy - it is a very real problem. It's also very common.
If you happen to be in Rome when there is a strike, or know
I have to admit where this post comes from.
I love eating, and eating well. But my stomach just doesn't hold large quantities of food at a single time. This puts me in quite the pickle when eating out in Italy. Portions in Italy are smaller than they are in the US, but still generous. I usually end up getting tricked into partaking of some appetizers (antipasti), which
One of the main problems when visiting a foreign country is the language. If you’re lucky – and usually you are – you will find someone that speaks English, otherwise it would be helpful to know few words.
If you are planning a trip to Rome, there's no need to speak Italian fluently; it is enough to know few useful Italian words.
“Look here, a Segway tour! What a fantastic idea! Wait, I have never used one. How hard is it to ride a Segway?”
If I only had a quarter for every time someone asked me that…
Visitors to Rome, Italy often ask - what are the best beaches near Rome?
While it's true that the city of Rome isn't very far from the Mediterranean coast (and therefore beaches) -- often those beaches leave travelers disappointed. The closest beaches to Rome are Fregene, Ostia and Fiumicino. Like most "city" beaches near major commercial ports they don't boast gorgeous