The image of the gladiator is one that continually sparks the imagination, but does it match history’s real-life warrior? Are You Not Entertained? Fictional movies, books, legends, and TV shows depict towering swordsmen in a blood-crazed amphitheater. Most narratives portray them as renegade slaves, or captured individuals fighting for their lives against beasts and foes. While it’s […]
What’s Gelato, Anyway? And Can You Enjoy it in the Winter?
Summer isn’t the only season for this chilled treat. Even under the crisp influence of winter, Roman gelato is delectable as ever. Before singing gelato’s praises however, let’s take a moment to summarise its properties. Its simplest translation into English is ‘ice cream’, and while it’s commonly used interchangeably with its Anglo-American relative, there are in […]
10 Ways To Stand Out as a Tourist in Rome
Traveling abroad contains countless positive aspects, and exploring the riches of Rome is one of them. As strange as it may sound though, there are times when adventuring requires blending into a crowd; it’s worth Doing as the Romans Do to experience an authenticity that can’t be captured on a postcard. If ducking under the radar […]
How to reach Rome from Civitavecchia (and back!)
If you are on a cruise and planning a shore excursion to Rome, or if your cruise has ended and you are disembarking in Civitavecchia and flying back home from the Roma Fiumicino “Leonardo da Vinci” airport, these simple directions will be useful to let you reach your destination with no stress! Getting to Rome from […]
Taxi, Uber or private drivers?
If you are not a walker and you don’t like public transport you will have to take a decision very soon….Taxi, Uber or Private Drivers? The First thing we want to say as we start writing about this is: WALK. Rome is not a city for cars, the distances are not so long and public […]
Public transport in Rome: what to know, what to do.
A practical guide to survive in our urban jungle! Ok… We have only 2 and a half Subway lines. That’s right. Only two (and a half, yes) Let’s look at the bright side of the thing: This means no messy connections, no risk of getting lost, no difficult changes, no different trains at the railway…BUT […]
How to reach Ostia Antica by train
If you do not have enough time to go to Pompei, you have another great option: visit Ostia Antica! It’s a wonderful archeological site easily reachable by public transportation. You will find below some simple directions 1 – plan accurately by what time you want to be there. We suggest, for your comfort, to plan […]