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 and train stations have them, usually requiring a €1 coin to enter. … Continue Reading ››
The queues to get into the Colosseum and Vatican are notoriously long, and the Roman sun is hot. We show you how to keep your cool by skipping the lines.
Il Papa is a world figurehead, whether you’re Catholic or not. We show you how you can see him speak during your visit.
We tell you how you can save money buying your own ticket online to skip the lines at the Vatican.
The last thing you want to do with your limited time in Rome is waste it lining up. Also if you visit in the summer, the temperature can be incredibly high. Lines to buy tickets and … Continue Reading ››
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.
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 day to … Continue Reading ››
To clear up any confusion we need to define some terminology:
- Vatican City is a city-state with clearly defined borders. It is an independent country presided over by the Holy See (the Catholic church's jurisdiction) entirely within Italy's confines, with its own leader (the Pope), currency (Vatican-issued euro), security force (the Swiss Guards), post … Continue Reading ››
We present a stunning new video of ancient Rome that goes above and beyond the equally staggering 1933 model.
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.
We assess the pros and cons of paying guides to take you round the Vatican (and other sites), and give you tips to find a good company to do so.
Finally - Pax Romana at the Forum!
Roaring round the Colosseum in heavy traffic has been a classic image of Rome since Audrey Hepburn first climbed onto a Vespa, but Via dei Fori Imperiali, the road that passes through the Roman Forums, has been a real nightmare. It's not just obnoxious and loud, it's damaging the … Continue Reading ››