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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...
How do I get to and from Ciampino Airport?

How do I get to and from Ciampino Airport?

Ciampino is Rome’s second airport, and the destination of choice for many of Europe’s low-cost airlines. It is less well served by transport links than Fiumicino. However, it is closer to Rome city center than Fiumicino. We explore your options. Jump to...
Beer in Rome

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...
How do I mail a letter in Rome?

How do I mail a letter in Rome?

To buy stamps, you go to a tobacconist of course! Let me explain. Poste Italiane doubles up as a bank. Due to the many people who use the post office’s banking services, and a somewhat ‘relaxed’ speed of service, this means that post offices often...
How do I buy a slice of pizza in Rome?

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...
No more traffic past the Colosseum

No more traffic past the Colosseum

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...