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

Uber Tour in Rome

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! What to do when there’s a strike in Rome.

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

Sunrise in Rome: when the city awakens

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.

Choosing a Private Driver in Rome

The ultimate choice for comfort, luxury and flexibility? Your own private driver in Rome. Great news: you don't need to be a millionaire to afford one! Hiring a private chauffeur to whisk you around the city of Rome in a luxury van, car or limousine is especially convenient for families or groups of friends who can split the fare. You'll more than make up for any extra

Best Beaches Near Rome

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

Things to do in Sperlonga Italy

As a summer destination, Sperlonga beach couldn't be more perfect. One of the many beaches near Rome to choose from, it has long been a favorite. Just look up the best beaches near Rome on Google. Any article you come across will surely give Sperlonga Beach a mention. How could they not? Beyond the sparkling-clean waters and white-washed village dominating the bay - there

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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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