The Airbnb Revolution

As a traveller I can define myself halfway between a bagpacker and a comfort lover. I have been working in tourism for years. Such as an insider if there is one thing I really do not like it's " where everybody goes, or the aseptic environment found in a room of large chain hotels, or the most popular restaurant on Tripadvisor. . All my trips have been entirely tailor-made:

HERE COMES THE WEEKEND!

THE WEEKEND HAS FINALLY ARRIVED! Raise your hand if you don't enjoy a well- deserved relaxing time on Saturdays and Sundays, abandoning the weekday frenzy! I must confess that despite being a southern girl, I am a terrible chef and very lazy when it comes to cooking ( even more on Sundays! ).  Since I've moved to Rome I discovered the faboulous and trendy concept

THE RACE FOR CHRISTMAS GIFT!

Around Christmas everyone behaves, around Christmas time everyone is good! Since we have been little our parents used to warn us to better behave because Santa Claus knew everything, knew if we slept, if we ate, if we have been good or bad and all this could scare us and compromise our fantastic gift!   THE BEST PRESENT IS FOR YOURSELF! These days, like every

TAKE A LOOK ON MY GIRAFFE SIDE!

Hi Folks! My name is Roberta, a southern blondie giraffe based in Rome. HOW I COULD START??? I have been working in Tourism for a while, I am a traveler and when my boss asked me to write on this blog I had no idea, I was quite scared, asking myself oh my gosh would I be capable of doing this? How I could be engaging ? Nowadays bloggers have became professionals

The Maritozzo: Bread of the Romans

If you’ve already been to Rome and you’ve never heard of Maritozzo, you missed out on the true essence of Roman life. Wondering now what a Maritozzo is? The answer is as simple as its ingredients and all encompassing as its usage. The Maritozzo can be breakfast, dessert, and late snack: all in one. It’s the daily bread of the Romans since preindustrial times whereby

How to Visit the Vatican for Free

Vatican sights - what is FREE and what is charged for? The Vatican City, the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica are the major star attractions for first time visitors. We don’t want to miss out on them and they are certainly worth the cost. However, did you know that these must-sees are sometimes accessible for free? Visiting St Peter's

Segway as a green and environmentally-friendly vehicle

Did you know that Segway is considered as a green vehicle? It means that produces less harmful impacts to the environment than comparable conventional internal combustion engine vehicles. Benefits Segway Tours have many benefits, including environmental, health and informative. Environmental benefits regard the fact that Segway, as zero-emission machinery, contributes

Becoming a member of Young Skal Rome

Sundhet. Karlek. Alder. Lycka. This is what Skal means. Health, friendship, long life, happiness. We had the honor of being welcomed in this important association as members of the Young Skal: such an exciting opportunity! What are Skal and Young Skal Skal is an International Association of Travel and Tourism Professionals. The first Skal Club was founded in

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells… It’s Christmas in Italy!

Yes, it is that time of the year! Lights, trees, music, sweets, gifts, shopping like pros… While all the children are filling up their gift lists, all the parents are getting crazy to organize everything. Christmas in Italy is pretty serious! THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING The tradition marks the beginning of Christmas Holidays on Dec 8th, with the day of “Immacolata”

HAPPY HOUR! IT’S TIME FOR AN ITALIAN APERITIVO

You have to know that for all the Italians, APERITIVO is a MUST. "Aperitivo" is not only a simple sit and drink, it's actually much more:  it means that you are going to have a great moment! Italian aperitivo is like a tradition, it is the best part of the day for most of us. We don’t say: ‘’Let’s go out today?'' We say ''Let’s go for an aperitivo!’’. According

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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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