Beat the Heat & Visit the Best Beaches Near Rome

Children playing in the foreground against the background of Ostia beach

Rome’s a wonder, obviously; the Eternal City’s a treasure trove of world history and high-culture. But boy, does she get hot in the summer months. If you’re planning a visit to Rome in June, July or August, don’t discount leaving the city behind for a day to visit one of the best beaches near Rome. […]

The Best Way to See the Sistine Chapel? Undoubtedly!

3 people stood in front of Michelangelo's Last Judgement

by Sandra Robbins I just went on Roma Experience’s Sistine Chapel Closed-Doors Experience. Not only is it, undeniably, the best way to see the Sistine Chapel – it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.   Nothing compares to standing in the Sistine Chapel with only ten other people. All of Michelangelo’s frescoes appear more beautiful – even the colors are better.   As a lover […]

500 Years of Da Vinci: Leonardo’s Best Works in Italy

May 2nd 2019 marks the 500 year anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death. Throughout May 2019, events in celebration of the Renaissance’s greatest Great Master will take place across France (where he spent his later years) and Italy. Many of Leonardo’s most famous artworks are in Paris’ Louvre, including his iconic Mona Lisa. However, Italy […]

The Dazzling Street Art of the Ostiense District

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The Ostiense district of Rome is home to some of Europe’s most impressive street art, the result of initiatives to attract attention to a neglected area.

Roma Experience Spring-Clean Pacentro on Ecological Day

Italy seems as if it’s full of charming mediaeval hilltop villages – and it is – but perhaps none are as wholly charming as Pacentro. Gorgeous mediaeval Pacentro sits atop a hillside only a couple of hours outside of Rome, looking down upon the forested valleys of the magnificent Majella National Park. Pacentro, although not […]

Have The Best Easter: Rome Easter Week Events

No matter when you visit Rome, the city is always beautiful. In Autumn, Rome is all orange and gold. In Winter, a glimmer of frost on the marble monuments gives them a haunting beauty. Summer’s heat fills the city’s sprawling café-restaurants with music and laughter, as soon as the sun goes down. At Easter Rome […]

10 Best Cafés in Rome

Espresso on the counter of a café in Rome

from the team at Coffee Geek Rome, a city with a rich historical heritage, is also known for great coffee culture. The city has a dazzling array of bars, as cafés and coffee shops are generally referred to. Italians prefer espresso and cappuccino over other varieties of coffee — many drink as five or more […]