The queues to get into the Vatican are notoriously long, and the Roman sun is hot. We show you how to keep your cool by skipping the lines.
There are two major airports that serve Rome: Fiumicino and Ciampino. If your tour company or hotel isn’t sending a driver for you, here are the options to get you…
There is nothing in central Rome that beats the incredible layers of history beneath the Basilica di San Clemente in Laterano. We tell you how to visit.
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…
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. But, it is closer…
This guide and glossary will help you order a coffee in Italy, and don't miss the warnings at the end of the article.
Some of the best restaurants in Rome are outside the usual tourist traps, and may not have menus that are translated into English. This small glossary will help you order.
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.
Rome wasn't built in a day, and one day is nowhere near enough to see everything this city has to offer. Even a year isn't enough, to be totally honest.…
Buying cigarettes in Rome is relatively easy, as long as you are aware of certain restrictions. We show you how.
To clear up any confusion we first need to define some terminology: Vatican City Vatican City is a city-state with clearly defined borders. It is an independent country surrounded by…
What to look out for, and seven tips on how to avoid being a victim.
How can restaurants in Italy justify charging several euro for a small basket of bread? Find the secret here.
Here's how you can save money buying your own ticket online to skip the lines at the Vatican.
The further you get from the dome, the bigger it gets! This amazing view of St Peter's is from the residential street of Via Niccolò Piccolomini.
Italy's the home of pizza, but buying pizza in Rome can be a bit confusing. We tell you how to buy 'pizza al taglio' - by the slice.
We explain why renting a car in Rome will not enhance your vacation - and why a rental car could become an expensive liability.
Running in Rome can be fun and exciting, with trails in its parks and ancient monuments helping you to see a different side of the city.
There's a lot of public transport in Rome and it can be confusing. We show you how to get around the city cheaply.
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.
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.
There are very few public bathrooms in Rome. Here are some shortcuts for when you're caught short.
Night transport to and from Fiumicino is limited. We explore your options.
Rome can be the most wonderful playground with the right preparation, allowing adults and kids alike to have an incredible experience. Here's how.
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,…
The many pros and few cons of the Roma Pass - we've got all the answers here to Rome's discount vacation ticket.
Favored by low-cost airlines, Ciampino - Rome’s second airport - is closed at night (unlike its bigger counterpart Fiumicino) between the hours of midnight and 4am. The first planes landing…
Rome may not be cheap, but there's one thing that's always free and available throughout the city - clean, fresh spring water from the Roman aqueducts.