Shopping By The Vatican: The Case of Prati Neighbourhood

One of the best parts of travel is certainly shopping.  But, where do you go? And where do you go in Rome? Sure, I could go on and on about Via Condotti lined with... READ MORE

No Rules Apply in Rome: My Personal Account Of Moving To Italy

We recently moved here from the US, and I’m sure that anyone who has moved knows how difficult change can be.  This is a new way of life for me.  I need to enroll kids in school, sports, attend birthdays, and even drive.  The only difference is... READ MORE...

Not All Parks Are Created Equal: The Park of Villa Borghese in Rome

Those crisp winter mornings are fading, and that spring smell has once again returned.  The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the children are restless to get outside.  The park is the perfect combination of relaxation and entertainment.  Not all parks are created equal though, Borghese Park... READ MORE...

Beasts of the Colosseum

Rome’s most feared arena. The Flavian amphitheater. The Colosseum. Its reputation precedes it. It’s been years since I have taken a formal Colosseum tour... by Christine B. READ MORE

Espresso as a State of Mind: Drinking Coffee in Rome

Coffee is a culture in Italy, a way of life.  Something new to me, something I thought I understood, but boy was I wrong.  Last year my family moved to Italy from the US.  Back in the States... READ MORE

What To Eat (And Where To Eat) In Rome

There’s no shortage of good pizza in Rome, but be aware that it’s usually extremely thin and crispy. If you really want to fill up on pizza, you’ll have to head down south to... READ MORE

Goddesses and Female Saints: A Close Look At The Basilica of Santa Francesca Romana

A visit to the Basilica of Santa Francesca Romana, also known as the Basilica of Santa Maria Nova, constitutes a perfect tail of your tour of the Colosseum and the archaeological area of the Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum. Whether... READ MORE

Top 10 best holiday houses in Rome

The capital of Italy, the gorgeous Rome, is a wonderful destination known for its millennial history and the great number of buildings which display art and culture. READ MORE...