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
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”
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
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
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
What's Uber? Before we talk about Uber TOUR in Rome, first we must talk about Uber. If you haven't heard of UBER by now, you've probably been living under a rock. The company has been all over the headlines, both positive & negative - with articles ranging in topic from tests with self-driving cars to the war with taxi drivers (of which Rome is a current stage) to
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
From the top of a mountain to the coast of the sea, the sunrise is always magical. Now, try to imagine the spectacular natural event of the sunrise in Rome, when the early morning light meets the architecture of one of the most crowded cities in the world. I have always seen Rome overfull of visitors: there is only one moment when the city is empty, when I can be alone with my beloved Rome.
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.