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Where’s the bathroom?

Tragically, there are very few public toilets in Rome (hence the horrible odor you'll encounter near alleyways and on the beautiful but isolated banks of the Tiber at Lungotevere). And many of the ones that are available are very nasty indeed. A few Metro...

Has my Ryanair flight to or from Rome been cancelled?

Unfortunately, a large number of Ryanair flights to and from Rome in September/October 2017 have been cancelled due the company’s management being a “mess”. This page allows you to check the date of your Rome flight to see if it has been affected. 

How do I buy cigarettes in Rome?

Buying cigarettes in Rome is relatively easy, as long as you are aware of certain restrictions. We show you how.

How to buy vape supplies, e-cigarettes and juice in Rome

E-cigs, vaping equipment and juices are widely available in Rome if you know where to look. We tell you where to buy vape equipment and juice.

What did ancient Rome look like?

We present a stunning new video of ancient Rome that goes above and beyond the equally staggering 1933 model.

Do I need to tip in Rome?

How can restaurants in Italy justify charging several euro for a small basket of bread? Find the secret here.

How do I get to and from Ciampino airport at night?

Rome's second airport, Ciampino, is closed at night (unlike its bigger counterpart Fiumicino) between the hours of midnight and 4am. The first planes into Ciampino tend to arrive around 6. If you were planning on crashing in the airport for a night on a bench before...

Self-guided walk around the ancient city

This free self-guided walk takes you from the site of Caesar’s death to Rome’s own pyramid, taking in the original Jewish Ghetto and the most beautiful view of the most beautiful city on earth.

Beer in Rome

If you like beer and you're coming to Rome, you're in for a treat. Despite not being beer monsters like their northern European cousins, people in Rome are increasingly learning to love beer. This is mainly due to an craft beer revolution currently underway in Italy,...

Orientation tour: self-guided piazza walk

A gentle, rewarding walk that introduces you to Rome’s major baroque piazzas and some ancient sites. Perfect for those who have just arrived, but to be enjoyed by everyone.

What should I see if I have only one day in Rome?

Rome wasn't built in a day, and one day is nowhere near enough to see everything the city has to offer. Even a month isn't enough to be honest. That said, there may be circumstances -  a cruise, a multi-city tour of Italy, a layover - in which you really only have one...

How do I buy a slice of pizza in Rome?

Italy's the home of the pizza, right? And what could be more simple than buying a slice of this ambrosia? Well, like everything in Italy, not only is it slightly different to how it is at home, it's also a little bit more complicated. Here we explain how to get what...

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