Where’s the bathroom?

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 and...
Do I need to tip in Rome?

Do I need to tip in Rome?

Tips are not expected in restaurants in Italy. Let us repeat that to let it sink in: tips are not expected in restaurants. However, a service charge is often added, in a way that can often cause confusion for the visitor. This is not to say that exceptional service...